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Scorpion is an open source controlling platform for industrial robots. Running on Rhino Grasshopper

Location: London, UK
Members: 15
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2014




Scorpion is an open source robotic controller for Industrial Robots currently in beta.

Scorpion contains tools to control and read feedback from universal robots UR10s, 

features include:

Inverse kinematic solver for universal robots

Direct upload to the robots through TCP/IP

End-effector Tools

New in version 0.2

Feedback components (to read back the robot statues in real time)

ability to switch between "pose" (more accurate) and "servo rotation" programs.

The tool was created and developed in the AAC “adaptive architecture and computation course, Bartlett school of architecture, UCL, London.

The developing team currently include:

Khaled ElAshry - Vincent Huyghe - Ruairi Glynn



Prof Sean Hanna,  DongHan Shin, Olivier Roulet and the bartlett CADCAM team.



You will need to install ghPython first please refer to this link

Then  copy the set of  clusters from the scorpion/userObjects to your user objects folder (usually C:\Users\(UserName)\AppData\Roaming\Grasshopper\UserObjects).

Use the example file as a start palette for your project

Torurial videos coming soon

The tools are open source and can be directly accessed as clusters from grasshopper. Use at you own risk

For more information and related publications visit


Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Download files and example

Beta 0.1



Discussion Forum

Version 0.2 1 Reply

Version 0.2 is now available to download Continue

Started by Khaled ElAshry. Last reply by Gene Kao May 29, 2014.

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Comment by Khaled ElAshry on June 10, 2014 at 5:14am

May be that logo needs updating at some point :)

Comment by Danny Boyes on May 15, 2014 at 2:41pm

I see you have the David Dimbleby variety of scorpion for your logo. 


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