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UR5 Communication C-API

asked 2015-04-29 03:32:50 -0500

SakulRelda gravatar image

updated 2015-04-29 09:42:18 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

Hello Community,

i try to connect the UR5- Universal Roboter with the C-API. But i think there is no current example how it works. Can anyone explain me how it works?


  1. How can i compile the Sample - Code?
  2. How can i Transfer the C-Code to the UR5?
  3. How can i Programm the UR5 without any documentation for it?
  4. Does anyone have some samples for me?

Thank you for your help.


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answered 2015-04-29 06:26:03 -0500

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Hi SakulRelda,

just have a look to the github-repository here and the C-API-documentation here. Insert "manipulator"instead of "right_arm". Compiling works using the command catkin_make in the command line. Have a look at this tutorial.

Using all that you'll be able to use the UR5 through C-API.

Best regards

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Note that the C-API driver is only compatible with system versions up to 1.8 on CB2 controllers. CB3 controllers are not supported (see also wiki/ur_c_api_bringup).

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2015-04-29 09:41:47 -0500 )edit

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