Thursday, March 3, 2016

Taco - ABB robot programing for Grasshopper

Taco is a user-friendly freeware plug-in for the simulation and control of ABB industrial robots directly within Grasshopper. With Taco you can program and visualize ABB robots with parametrics. The current and main features include:
  • Single and Multi-Robot (ABB Multi-Move) Tasks
  • I.K Solver + RAPID code generator
  • IRC5 read calibration + Upload Task Files
  • Custom tool definition
  • Custom speed settings
  • Custom rapid commands
  • Lots of options on toolpath TCPs
  • ABB_IRB2600_20165 robot definition
  • Robot simulation
  • Collision detection
  • Axial range check
  • Singularity check
Taco was developed during a course at the University of Innsbruck (AT) | institute for experimental architecture.hochbau (Univ.-Prof. Marjan Colletti, PhD) in cooperation with Media x Design Lab (CH), EPFL (Prof. Jeffrey Huang) and is an ongoing project by the three developers Shih-Yuan Wang, Yu-Ting Sheng and Florian Frank.

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