ANN ARBOR, Mich.-()-The characteristic light-blue jointed collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots will be spotted hard at work throughout IMTS in Chicago from September 10-15.

Universal Robots has created the UR+ platform, an online showroom and developer program that takes the trial and error out of creating a robot application by providing access to products verified to work optimally with UR robots.

From grippers to software, sensors, vision cameras, and accessories, Universal Robots+ not only enables end users to hit the ground running when integrating UR robots, it’s also an un-paralleled collaboration between Universal Robots and the flourishing developer ecosystem.

“We’re thrilled to bring Soft Robotics’ technology to Universal Robots, and develop the first customizable gripper system specifically designed for the collaborative robot space,” says Carl Vause, CEO of Soft Robotics.

Bimba Manufacturing – Booth 134825Bimba will showcase the new Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool that adds unparalleled flexibility to UR cobots.

The Actin robotic toolkit enables the robot to maneuver through a complex environment, including deep inside of the bin, adapting in real-time to avoid collisions and accurately pick a wide variety of parts, all without sacrificing the ease of use expected with a UR robot.

About Universal RobotsUniversal Robots was co-founded in 2005 by the company’s CTO, Esben Østergaard – the 2018 Engelberger Award Winner – who wanted to make robot technology accessible to all by developing small, user-friendly, reasonably priced, flexible industrial robots that are safe to work with.