Project Description


Robot Components is a plugin for intuitive robot programming for ABB robots inside of Rhinoceros Grasshopper. Robot Components offers a wide set of tools to create toolpaths, simulate robotic motion and generate RAPID code within Grasshopper. Some of the main features include:

  • 30+ predefined ABB robot models
  • Possibility to add your own robot models
  • Support for external axes (both linear and rotational)
  • Possibility to define custom strategies for all external axis values
  • Support for work objects (including movable work objects)
  • Efficient forward and inverse kinematics
  • Possibility to add your own custom code lines
  • Real-time connection with IRC5 controllers

I am one of the developers and maintainers of this open source project that was initiated by EDEK Uni Kassel. The plugin is released on Food4Rhino and the source code is available at GitHub.