Hardware Support

KINOVA Gen3 Manipulators Support from Robotics System Toolbox

Interface and control Kinova Gen3 manipulator using MATLAB and Simulink

Capabilities and Features

Robotics System Toolbox™ Support Package for Kinova® Gen3 Manipulators enables you to interface and control the Kinova Gen3 manipulator using MATLAB and Simulink.

The hardware support package lets you perform these tasks:

  • Acquire various sensor data from the Kinova Gen3 manipulator
  • Control the Kinova Gen3 manipulator
  • Connect with the robot hardware to test and validate your algorithms
  • Prototype robot manipulator algorithms
  • Simulate Kinova Gen3 manipulator using rigid body tree models from Robotics System Toolbox

Supported Interface Hardware

Robotics System Toolbox supports the Kinova Gen3 interface with the hardware shown below.


Model Interface Minimum Toolbox Version
Kinova Robotics Gen3 MATLAB MEX Interface R2020b (version 3.2)
Kinova Robotics Gen3 ROS Interface (Requires ROS Toolbox) R2021a

Platform and Release Support

See the hardware support package system requirements table for current and prior version, release, and platform availability. View enhancements and bug fixes in release notes.

Platform Support

Available on 64-bit Microsoft® Windows®, 64-bit Ubuntu 18.04