Franka Control Interface Documentation


The software and its documentation support two different robots, the Franka Research 3 (FR3) and an older Franka Robotics Robot (FER or Panda).

The Franka Control Interface (FCI) can be accessed via several open source components which we provide on GitHub. We welcome contributions and suggestions for improvements.

These components are:

The source code of this documentation is also available online.


Before you start using the FCI, please read through the documents shipped with the robot and the Minimum system and network requirements chapter.


Using a robot with system version 4.2.0 or higher requires to enable the FCI mode. To do that open Desk -> expand the menu in the sidebar -> press ‘Activate FCI’. Further information about Single Point of Control (SPoC) can be found in the manual shipped with the robot.