KUKA | prc (Parametric Robot Control) allows you to program, simulate, and control KUKA robots from within Grasshopper’s accessible visual programming interface, enabling you to define innovative robotic processes beyond the state of the art that incorporate mass customization and individualization.

If you are interested in a commercial license, please fill out our contact form.

Digital simulation of a KUKA robot

Reliable Simulation

KUKA|prc’s robot simulation has been finely tuned since 2009 to create a reliable digital twin of a KUKA robot’s motion planning.

Native Grasshopper Integration

Using Grasshopper’s visual programming, you can work within a single environment to tackle both design and fabrication, with the robotic simulation reacting seamlessly to changes of the initial data or geometry. Automate your production processes by utilizing KUKA|prc through Rhino.Compute.

Instructing a KUKA robot via Grasshopper
Multiple KUKA robots moving together to draw a circle

Broad Robot Support

KUKA|prc supports a wide range of six and seven axis KUKA robots, with Sunrise, KRC1, 2, 4, and 5 controllers. Use the same software for your low-payload robot or 1000kg KUKA Titan.

Real-Time Control

Through mxAutomation, you can control your KUKA robot through an Ethernet connection. Create adaptive toolpaths that react to sensor inputs or send your individualized product directly to the robot, no KRL file needed.

KUKA robot moving a block from one surface to another
KUKA robot using multiple axes for fabrication

External Axes

Create complex, robotic systems that consist of the robot plus up to four external axes, from rotary positioners to linear rails.

Commercial Licensing

We support industrial endeavors with a specific commercial license that allows you to leverage the power of computational robotics in real world projects. We provide support to ensure our commercial partners get the most out of the software.

KUKA robot working on a design

Link to External Software

Program elaborate parametric designs – or easily import data from e.g. Fusion 360 CAM or 3D printing slicing software. Use Grasshopper’s ecosystem to combine robotics with machine learning or domain-specific tools, or even run it within Autodesk Revit.

Direct Developer Support

A robotic project is never just about the software, but the entire robotic setup. We are experts when it comes to developing innovative robotic processes from initial concept to operation and believe in sharing knowledge.

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