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Hardware Setup for UR Series Cobots


For the complete model based design workflow involving MATLAB simulation, verification with URSim, and connectivity with UR Series hardware, we recommend Linux host with MATLAB and ROS. The URSim can be installed in the virtual machine running on Linux host to avoid any unintentional changes to the Linux host. For more details, see Set Up URSim Offline Simulator.

The hardware setup required for connecting and controlling a physical UR Series cobot from MATLAB computer involves configuration of the Teach Pendant software using an external URCap file. The configuration includes these steps to be performed using the graphical interface of Teach Pendant:


The images shown in this workflow are wireframes that help you to identify the options in the PolyScope graphical interface of the Teach Pendant. The actual color and icons may vary.