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HOW TO: Update Ability for versions 2.0.0 and newer

Jacob Kastrup


For updating from software versions 1.10.3 and older, please see this post.

Updating the robot

Updating Ability is a 2 step process.

1. Downloading the new Ability release

Downloading the update file currently requires that the robot is connected to the internet. Connecting to a WiFi hotspot can be done by going to 'Network' in the side menu.

After connecting the robot to the internet,  go to 'Settings' -> 'Software Update'

From here press "Refresh" to fetch the available versions, select the desired version in the dropdown and press "Download"

See the Software Releases Forum for information on the latest software version.

Note: Releases are about 9 GB so it might take a while depending on your internet connection. The status of the download can be seen by opening the 'Runtime info' window

When the download is finished (Indicated by a green check-mark), go to the "Active version" menu, select the newly downloaded version and press "Apply".

Restart the robot by turning it off and on again as described in the manual.

2. Updating the Ability URCaps

Go to the Downloads page (login required) and download the corresponding version of the Ability URCaps.

Unzip and save the Ability URCaps to a USB-stick and insert it into the teach-pendant on the robot.

Press the "Hamburger" menu in the top right corner of the teach-pendant and go to Settings -> System -> URCaps.

From here press the "+" to add the new URCaps. Open them one by one in the file system and press "Restart" to activate the new versions.


The robot is now updated. Confirm the update by connecting to the robot and checking the version number in the lower left corner of the web-interface. Make sure to check out the release notes for the update on the Software Releases Forum.


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