AUTOMATICA. Universal Robots+ is a new environment creating Win-Win-Win situations benefitting all parties involved: developers and distributors, end customers, and Universal Robots. This new ecosystem includes a showroom for developers to display their robotic components, for example, vision systems, software, or grippers, and a community, +YOU, where developers can begin a knowledge exchange to enhance applications for the UR cobots. The end result of this new form of collaboration will be ready-to-use plug & play applications for Universal Robots’ product line.
Additionally, developers can certify their products with the Universal Robots+ certificate, a guarantee that this product has successfully been installed in a UR robot application at a customer and has proven successful. The solutions displayed in Universal Robots+, named URCaps as they extend the capabilities of the UR robots, can be all kinds of components revolving around the robot: end-of-arm effectors (e.g. grippers and screwdrivers), software solutions (e.g. software plug-ins, developed with the URCaps Software Development Kit (SDK) and computer programs for simulating robot systems or programming, and last but not least robot accessories such as cable routings or vision systems. An example of a URCap now featured in the Universal Robots+ showroom is the new plug & play camera system developed by Robotiq.