interacting with UR5 simulator using C++ and Qt

asked 2020-11-19 07:16:32 -0600

notabot gravatar image

updated 2020-11-24 10:52:10 -0600

fvd gravatar image

Hello everyone,

I am fairly new to robotics development. I can interact and move the cobot by using RTDE. However I want to do this without RTDE.

I have setup Qt to be working with ROS (melodic). And I have a UR5 simulator running on the same machine. Any search on this topic directs me to MoveIt framework. But as far as I understand it uses its own simulation environment. Is there any way to do this by just writing C++ code using Qt and moving (or just interacting) the simulator's robot?

Thanks in advance!


edit: "UR5 simulator" is a GUI, which simulates the Universal Robot's cobot, version is not that important. Their development environment uses a language called URScript. However, instead of this, I want to use C++ and create a simple program that moves the robot's components.

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Could you specify what you mean by "a UR5 simulator"? Is that a simulation module by UR? I am not sure what you mean by "write C++ code using Qt". Do you want to use Qt-based GUI or write the code in their development environment?

fvd gravatar image fvd  ( 2020-11-19 18:36:44 -0600 )edit

"UR5 simulator" is a GUI, which simulates the Universal Robot's cobot, version is not that important. Their development environment uses a language called URScript. However, instead of this, I want to use C++ and create a simple program that moves the robot's components.

notabot gravatar image notabot  ( 2020-11-23 10:49:14 -0600 )edit

I edited your post with the additional information you provided in an answer. I assume you mean the URSim program provided by Universal Robots.

fvd gravatar image fvd  ( 2020-11-24 10:55:28 -0600 )edit