Friday, July 2, 2021

ofxRobotArm: Democratizing Robotic Control for the Arts

RSS 2021: Robotics x Arts Workshop

Dan Moore ( and Madeline Gannon

ofxRobotArm is an openFrameworks addon for doing creative things with robot arms. The goal of the addon is to remove as many technical barriers as possible to get up and running with robots. We've included a number of examples that show you how different ways of controlling and interacting with a robot arm, including direct manipulation, geometry-based manipulation, motion capture-based interactions, and keyframe animation. By developing ofxRobotArm for openFrameworks, we hope to help you extend human-robot interaction in new and diverse ways.

Currently the addon is configured to work with Universal Robot's and ABB robot arms with KUKA and xArm support in active development.

Development for ofxRobotArm was sponsored by The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. Technical development was lead by Dan Moore and Madeline Gannon.

All info credited to the artists listed above.