Communication between Mir 200 and UR5

asked 2019-04-01 02:31:53 -0600

Mgruzdev gravatar image

updated 2019-04-01 03:37:03 -0600

gvdhoorn gravatar image


We are a bachelor thesis group which is tasked to make a UR5 robot and Mir200 communicate using ROS. The objective is to pick up phone cases with the UR5 from a Festo CP Lab, and place them on a Mir200.

When a wanted amount of cases is stacked on the Mir200 we have to make it drive to another position.

Edit: Sorry, the question exactly is: Is it possible to make Mir200 and UR5 communicate in ROS?

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Nice project.

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gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2019-04-01 02:33:32 -0600 )edit

Is it possible to make Mir200 and UR5 communicate in ROS?


But that would depend on what "communication" means to you.

Are you looking for an overall application coordination system, situational awareness and using that in motion planning (ie: collision avoidance, etc), or something else?

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2019-04-01 03:42:38 -0600 )edit

We need UR5 to "call on" MIR (so the MIR can drive close to it), then UR5 have to stack the cases and make the MIR drive it to an location. Is that possible with ROS?

Mgruzdev gravatar imageMgruzdev ( 2019-04-03 01:34:43 -0600 )edit

You would not so much be setting up things such that "the UR5 [..] make[s] the MIR drive it to a location", but you would setup (probably something like a state machine) to coordinate the tasks of both these robots. But yes, I would say that should be possible.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2019-04-11 02:59:48 -0600 )edit