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Actin® Robotics Simulation and Control Software

Introducing Actin 4.0© - Next generation software for any robot

Used by NASA, DARPA, and commercial customers around the world, the Actin® Robotics Simulation and Control Toolkit provides miraculously smooth, fluid movement that avoids collisions and joint limits, optimizes strength and accuracy and performs complex tasks with ease. Actin® is used for applications as varied as on-orbit robotic servicing missions and robotic harvesting. It can also be used to support most commercial robotic platforms and any custom robotic solution.

    •  Multi-robot coordination
    •  Dynamic collision avoidance
    •  Singularity avoidance
    •  Kinematically redundant mechanisms
    •  Complex kinematic chains
    •  Global path planning
    •  Real-time dynamic simulation
    •  IO and sensor feedback
    •  Easy integration of new hardware components
    •  Integration with CAD
    •  Desktop applications for Windows, Linux, OS X
    •  Control on VxWorks, Real- Time Linux and RTOS32

 


Features and benefits
  • Builds on top of UR safety
  • Rapid design validation
  • Design robot tasks
  • Graphically from the comfort of your desk
  • Congure avoidance zones
  • Supports safety assessments
  • Improved ROI and reduced integration effort

How does it work?

With Actin®, you can reduce integration effort while enabling a new set of capabilities
for your UR robots. Here is how it works


 

  • Design Using the Actin® Manipulation DirectorTM interface, you drag and drop building blocks to create your task script. These building blocks includecongurable waypoint sequences, custom tool paths from CAD, IO actions, andsensor feedback just to name a few. New building blocks can be added at any time.

  • Rene Test your scripts in simulation and iterate on robot selection andwork cell layout. Actin® scripts are robot agnostic and motions are relative to objects in the workspace. Need to move the part, try a different arm or add an extra axis? No problem, Actin will dynamically update the motion sequences without requiring you to edit the task script.

  • Deploy Once the workspace, part placement, and robot conguration are set, it is time to run with hardware. You have two deployment options: 1) Online control to unlock full capabilities of Actin®, 2) Ofine control using URScript generation. Both options work seamlessly with the UR control box and retain all UR safety features.
Technical details

Compatibility:

UR3, UR5, UR10
CB2, CB3.0, CB3.1

Software version required: 

Actin® viewer can run on Windows, Linux or OS X

Dimensions:

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License type:

Perpetual license which inclides one year of maintenance. Subsequent maintenance licenses are optional after the first year of included support (or) Annual subscription license which includes all maintenance.

 

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Best suited for
UR3
UR5
UR10

Difficulty level Expert


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