Niryo – Ned – The 6-Axis Robot Designed for Education and Research


Ned is a collaborative 6-axis robot based on open-source technologies designed for education, vocational training, and research laboratories.

  • Developed by Niryo and made in France, Ned is the ideal partner for education and research.
  • Indeed, this cobot offers the possibility to learn and test new uses of robotics oriented towards Industry 4.0.
  • Thanks to its aluminum structure, Ned has outstanding robustness to accomplish with fluidity and precision (0.5mm) the movements required by your robotic projects.

Niryo – Ned – The 6-Axis Robot Designed for Education and Research

Ned is a collaborative 6-axis robot based on open-source technologies designed for education, vocational training, and research laboratories. Developed by Niryo and made in France, Ned is the ideal partner for education and research. Indeed, this cobot offers the possibility to learn and test new robotics-oriented uses towards Industry 4.0.


  • Ned is designed to reproduce all the movements required for the most advanced uses with precision and repeatability of 0.5mm.
  • Its aluminum structure allows the robot to perform the movements required by your robotic projects with fluidity.
  • The collaborative robot Ned takes full advantage of the capabilities of the Raspberry Pi 4, with a high-performance 64-bit ARM V8 processor, 2Gb of RAM, and improved connectivity.
  • Ned is a cobot based on Ubuntu 18.04 and ROS (Robot Operating System) Melodic, a complete open-source solution designed for robotics.
  • With ROS, Ned has a set of libraries to design programs from the simplest to the most complex to meet your needs flexibly.


By using Ned for education or research, you benefit from a collaborative robot with applications that are faithful to the industrial reality:

  • Using a visual programming method for the most straightforward processes (Blockly, similar to Scratch),
  • Creating programs to carry out more complex processes, whether automated programs designed for one robot, multi-robot, artificial intelligence for vision, IoT…
  • Prototyping complete industrial scenarios such as “pick & place” (taking an object to move it), “pick & pack” (taking an object to insert it into a packaging) …


Ned fits perfectly into the ecosystem (not included) designed for Industry 4.0:

  • The Conveyor Belt allows you to prototype processes involved in production lines and can be controlled by Ned or autonomously,
  • The Vision Set and its onboard camera directly on the robot’s wrist allow Ned to perform tasks with image recognition. Define your workspace with markers and benefit directly from advanced image processing functions for Industry 4.0.


Ned comes with a Custom Gripper, which allows you to manipulate many different objects. In addition, its standard jaws allow you to catch many medium-sized objects, and it is possible to change them for those of your choice:

  • The jaws pack (not included), consisting of 3 different jaws (XL, Flat, Precision), allows you to manipulate new objects.
  • If you own a 3D printer, you can create your jaws to match your projects.

With the EasyConnect system, changing tools has never been so easy: in a few seconds, Ned can manipulate new objects (with a Vacuum Pump, a Large Gripper, an Adaptive Gripper, and an Electromagnet) (not included).

How to control Ned?

  • Activate the robot learning mode to manually position the robot and teach its positions to be reproduced. Controlling Ned can be as simple as pressing a button.
  • With Niryo Studio, our free desktop application, use blocks to create your automated programs. Based on Blockly (similar to Scratch), our visual programming interface allows you to quickly and easily create automated programs without any computer development knowledge.
  • Use an Arduino or a Raspberry Pi to control the robot via digital inputs/outputs (tutorial).
  • Advanced users: develop your controller (use a mouse, keyboard, joystick, or Leap Motion to control Ned according to your preferences), use different languages and APIs (Python, C++, MATLAB, Modbus, TCP/IP…) to control the robot directly or remotely, or dive directly into the ROS code, which is open-source.

Additional information

Weight 18 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 24 in

0.4mm Nozzle, 0.7mm Nozzle, 1.2mm Nozzle, 3×12 Feet, 3×50 Feet, 3×6 Feet, 70 meters, Accuracy ±2mm, Battery Type: CR2032, Bearing supports, Continuity and Diode Polarity Check, Current: 1mA to 2A max, ±1%, Data Point Generated: 20K Points per Second, Data Point Generated: 300K Points per Second, Datasheet, Datasheet, CommandSet, Libraries and Examples Avaiable to FREE Download, Dection Range: 150m, Detection Range, Detection range: 0.5m to 60m, Detection Range: 100m, Detection Range: 10m, Detection Range: 200m, Detection Range: 30m, Detection Range: 5m, Detection Range: 70m, Dimensions, Flang Mount(A), Flat key Mount, Hexagon Hole, KV, KV value, Laser Output Power:0.6mW~0.95mW, Lead Span (max. tip-to-tip): 18.9” / 480mm, Logging Period: up to 6 months, Measurement, Measuring Frequency:Continuous Measuring Mode: 8Hz, Measuring Frequency:Single Measuring Mode: 1Hz, Measuring Range: 40 meters, Model, Operating Temperature: 14˚F to 140˚F / -10˚C to 60˚C, Operation Temperature:-20°C~70°C, Output Interface:I2C, Power Consumption:0.3W, Power Source:3V, Range:7.5 meters, Range:70 meters, Resistance: 1 to 1M Ohm, ±5%, roller material: polyurethane, roller material: rubber, Rotation Rate: 10 Hz, Rotation Rate: 20 Hz, Sampling: 1M sample/sec at 12bit, Screw Set, Set Screws, Set Screws(B), Specifications, Temperature range -20 to 70 degree C, TV size, Voltage: 10mV to 60V DC, 42V AC (RMS), ±1%, Warm-Up Time:<5 seconds, Weight


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