Universal Robots Forum

Add Function "Until Contact" to Move Tab

Would like a feature added to the Move tab that acts similar to the Direction node where it will automagically stop when it contacts an object.

Basically it would allow the user to move the TCP using the Arrows in the Move tab and when the TCP touches something it stops movement so you can set the waypoint.

This would be a huge aid for setting up applications that do machine tending or other pick and place operations. Especially for shops like ours where we have a lot of different parts moving through the robotic cells and there each part requires a different setup.

When active it could limit how fast the TCP can move to reduce impact.

I’ve never made a URCap so I don’t know what’s possible or if there are any other workarounds to be able to achieve this result via a script or something else.