This post is not meant to pick on UR and I’m not here to promote other companies (images are strictly for visual comparison between UR’s EOA and a few other robot manufacturers EOA)
Currently CB and e-Series Robots are missing several convenient features many other companies have addressed that come standard with robot arm. See images below (Status Lights, Waypoint Generators, and FreeDrive Button):
New replacement/generation of Wrist 3 or new series of robots with additional features included (first option preferably).
I am aware you can get this functionality through third party devices (URcaps, UR+) and also wiring up a freedrive button to the tool I/O as well, however these features seem to be becoming more and more popular out-of-the-box especially for collaborative robot manufacturers.
Since UR+ was created many have solved these issues by creating I’m assuming ‘patented’ URcaps, will UR be adding these features to future ‘series’ of robots?