CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Soft Robotics Inc. announces that the advanced capabilities of Soft Robotics’ technology are now available on all Universal Robots as a Universal Robots Plus certified product.

With today’s announcement, Soft Robotics introduces the Soft Robotics Development Kit – UR+, the first plug-and-play Soft Robotics customizable gripper system designed specifically for Universal Robots.

The SRDK-UR+ is a one-of-a-kind soft robotic gripping system, specifically designed for Universal Robots.

“Our goal is to make Universal Robots easy for our customers to implement in any industry, for any application. Soft Robotics shares this same philosophy, and bringing Soft Robotics technology to Universal Robots is a great solution for our customers looking to automate processes that require manipulation of items with the same dexterity as a human hand,” said Anders Bo Rasmussen, Senior Product Manager, Universal Robots.

“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,” said Carl Vause, CEO of Soft Robotics.

“Together, Soft Robotics and Universal Robots are transforming how manufacturers can handle variable, unstructured tasks that previously were untouched by industrial robotics and automation.”

Soft Robotics designs and builds soft robotic automation systems that can grasp and manipulate items of varying size, shape and weight.