The industry's best real-time adaptive robotic motion control and path planning tool kit. When purchasing a laptop for work, the need to get applications for word processing, photo editing, and browsing is a given. Similarly, when you purchase a robot, you need software for complex tasks such as bin picking, inspection, and specialized tasking. For these, you need Actin®.
Actin is a robotics control and simulation software package that brings new capabilities to your UR robot. Actin provides real-time adaptive robot control, simulation, and tasking. It is built to meet the rigorous requirements of industrial, commercial, collaborative, and consumer robotics applications.
With Actin, your UR robot will be able to follow tool paths you define in CAD, while avoiding self-collisions, collisions with the environment, singularities, and joint limits. Need to coordinate multiple robots or add additional axes to the arm to extend the workspace? Actin was built for this. Actin’s real-time collision avoidance, coordinated control of high DOF manipulators, and multi-arm tasking framework will open up new applications for your UR robots
In addition to providing a framework that can be used from POC to commercial deployment, Actin empowers roboticists, freeing them to focus on what the robot does and where the end effectors and tools should be, not on how they get there. It offers these features:
- Online and offline programming and control
- Coordinated control of additional external axes
- External TCP support
- Singularity avoidance
- IO and sensor support
- Environment and self collision avoidance
- Coordinated control of multiple arms
- Tool paths from CAD
- Collision-free path planning
- Work cell simulation
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- Builds on top of UR safety
- Validates robot designs quickly
- Enables online and offline programming
- Allows graphical robot tasking
- Permits configuration of avoidance zones
- Supports safety assessments
- Improves ROI and reduces integration effort
With Actin powering your UR robotics solutions, you can look forward to:
- Faster time-to-market
- Reduced software development costs
- Reduced risk
- Unparalleled control
How does it work?
With Actin, you can reduce integration effort while enabling powerful new capabilities for your UR robots. Here is how it works:
1 - Design
Using the Actin Manipulation Director interface, you drag and drop building blocks to create your task script. These building blocks include configurable waypoint sequences, custom tool paths from CAD, IO actions, and sensor feedback, just to name a few. New building blocks can be added at any time.
2 - Refine
Test your scripts in simulation and iterate on robot selection and workcell 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.
3 - Deploy
Once the workspace, part placement, and robot configuration are set, it is time to run with hardware. You have two deployment options:
1. Online control to unlock the full capabilities of Actin
2. Offline control using URScript generation.
Both options work seamlessly with the UR control box and retain all UR safety features.
Includes URCaps plugin
UR3, UR5, UR10
CB2, CB3.0, CB3.1
Software version required:
Desktop Applications for Windows, Linux, or OS X
Real-time control on VxWorks, RT Linux, RTOS32, RTX64
Distributed processing support – DDS, TCP/IP, UDP, and more.
Downloadable software product
What's in the box?
Downloadable software product
Bronze, Silver, or Gold annual subscription license which includes all maintenance.