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Install Support for UR Series Hardware

Add support for UR Series manipulators by installing the Robotics System Toolbox™ Support Package for Universal Robots UR Series Manipulators.

After you install the support package, you can refer to the examples that show you how to manipulate the UR series cobots.

Operating System Requirements

Robotics System Toolbox Support Package for Universal Robots UR Series Manipulators can be installed on both Windows® and Linux® operating systems. The supported versions are:

  • Windows 10

  • Linux: Ubuntu® 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install, Update, or Uninstall Support Package

Install Support Package

  1. On the MATLAB® Home tab, in the Environment section, select Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages.

    Use the Add-Ons pull down menu to Get Hardware Support Packages.

  2. In the Add-On Explorer window, click the support package and then click Install.

Update Support Package

On the MATLAB Home tab, in the Resources section, select Help > Check for Updates.

Uninstall Support Package

  1. On the MATLAB Home tab, in the Environment section, click Add-Ons > Manage Add-Ons.

  2. In the Add-On Manager window, find and click the support package, and then click Uninstall.

Hardware Setup

Hardware boards and devices supported by MathWorks® require additional configuration and setup steps to connect to MATLAB and Simulink®. Each support package provides a hardware setup process that guides you through registering, configuring, and connecting to your hardware board.

If the support package is already installed, you can start the hardware setup by opening the Add-On Manager.

In the Add-On Manager, start the hardware setup process by clicking the Setup button.


After starting, the Hardware Setup window provides instructions for configuring the support package to work with your hardware.

Follow the instructions on each page of the Hardware Setup window. When the hardware setup process completes, you can open the examples to get familiar with the product and its features.