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Universal Robots ROS2 driver - Beta release

Universal Robots, PickNik, and FZI are proud to announce the Beta version of our ROS2 driver for the entire line of UR robots!

This is one of the very first ROS2 manipulator drivers. Some of the new features enabled by ROS2 include decreased latency, improved security, and more flexibility regarding middleware configuration. Launch files to get started quickly and easily with MoveIt2 are included.

The new driver supports nearly all the current released ROS1 driver’s capabilities and should feel familiar to ROS1 users, including e.g., the External Control URCap as well as the speed slider controlled from the Teach Pendant. It is compatible across the entire line of UR robots – from 3 kg payload to 16 kg payload and include both the CB3 and the E-series. We looking forward to seeing lots of new and creative applications, just as we have seen it in ROS1!

For now, we refer to this as the Beta release. Please see installation instructions on https://github.com/UniversalRobots/Universal_Robots_ROS2_Driver and leave question and feedback for the developers as issues.

Any other kind of feedback and comments are welcome in this forum or at ROS@universal-robots.com

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