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I got this question from a customer: If I record a path for the robot to follow can it be exported out of the robot to be used for other purposes?

Can you help on this @Nicolas_Lauzier and @PierreOlivier_Proulx?

Thanks!

Catherine Bernier, Jr. Eng. 
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  • PierreOlivier_ProulxPierreOlivier_Proulx Posts: 67Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Vacuum Beta tester Handy
    edited August 2016
    Once the path node is recorded, it is translated in a series of urscript instructions. You can look at the generated script in the .script file. So yes you can export a path in the form of the generated urscript.

    FYI. Generated urscript files are copied in the same folder where resides the urp file. They are generated once the play button is pressed.
    Pierre-Olivier Proulx
    Software Designer
    [email protected]
  • PierreOlivier_ProulxPierreOlivier_Proulx Posts: 67Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Vacuum Beta tester Handy
    If you only want to run it on another robot, copy the urp file on the controller and run it. Note that you need to have the URCap installed on that computer.
    Pierre-Olivier Proulx
    Software Designer
    [email protected]
  • Nicolas_LauzierNicolas_Lauzier Posts: 26Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Vacuum Beta tester Crew
    One more thing: running on robot B a path recorded on one robot A will not work well if precision is required as the exact path played will depend on the calibration of the two robots. However, it will work fine if the application is an imprecise path such as for painting.

    Nicolas Lauzier, Eng., PhD
    R&D Director
    [email protected]


  • Catherine Bernier, Jr. Eng. 
  • Annick_MottardAnnick_Mottard Posts: 147Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Handy
    @Catherine_Bernier , you are right! You can access the sensor's forces and torques output data by using the method you mentioned. You need to use TCP port 63351 (detailed here). With the sensor's Data Stream, you will get exactly what your UR program gets from the FT 300 or FT 150. You simply need to export those values in the desired format and perform the analysis you need for your application.
    Annick Mottard
    Product Expert
    Robotiq
    [email protected] 
  • Tim_SmithTim_Smith Posts: 38 Apprentice
    If you are able to export the data from a given Path Recording, would you be able to see all the Waypoints saved in the path? I was thinking about trying to export the data from a Path Recording and modifying certain Waypoints to edit the recorded path. Is this something that is possible?
  • PierreOlivier_ProulxPierreOlivier_Proulx Posts: 67Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Vacuum Beta tester Handy
    That won't be an easy task. The waypoints are translated in the script file so editing this script will modify the path. However, you won't be able to play it back through Polyscope. Only by sending the script to the primary/secondary/realtime server.
    Pierre-Olivier Proulx
    Software Designer
    [email protected]
  • SebastienSebastien Posts: 219 Handy
    @Tim_Smith @PierreOlivier_Proulx @JeanPhilippe_Jobin
    What would be a nice to have is being able to export the recorded path to a DXF file. Then we could use cad software to modify the path (rounding edges, removing unwanted motion and so on). We could then send back the modified DXF to the robot and reuse it. There is already some softwares available that would make the DXF to URP program. What do you think?


  • JeanPhilippe_JobinJeanPhilippe_Jobin Posts: 63Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Handy
    @Sebastien
    Interesting! Let me see with our team what is possible to do.
    Jean-Philippe Jobin
    Eng., M.Sc. / ing., M.Sc.
    Chief Technical Officer / V.P. R&D 
  • SebastienSebastien Posts: 219 Handy
    @JeanPhilippe_Jobin
    Here is a DXF to URP software that I found online. Any pros used this software before? How does it handle unreachable positions?
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