Niryo Ned is a new generation of 6-axis collaborative robot based on open-source technologies designed for Education, Professional Training and Research.
With the Niryo One, many schools have been able to offer their students to learn Robotics and industry 4.0 directly with a 6-axis robot, open-source and similar in design to industrial robots. The Niryo One is also used in many Research & Development laboratories to test new uses of collaborative robotics.
Meet now its successor, Ned, which has many improvements.
We are official distributor of Niryo Ned in Singapore
Ned is designed to reproduce all the movements required for the most advanced uses with a precision and a repeatability of 0,5mm.
Ned’s aluminium structure makes it exemplary robust and smooth, allowing it to accomplish with fluidity the required movements for your robotics projects
This cobot takes advantage of the capacities of the Raspberry Pi 4, with a 64-bit ARM V8 high performance processor, 2Gb of RAM, and an improved connectivity
Ned is a collaborative robot based on Ubuntu 18.04 and ROS (Robot Operating System) Melodic, an open-source solution created for robotics. Through ROS, Ned has multiple libraries allowing you to conceive many programs from the most simple to the most complex ones, responding then, in a flexible way, to your need
Using Ned for Education and Research means having a collaborative robot with uses faithful to the industrial reality:
Use a visual programmation method for the simplest processes (Blockly, similar to Scratch),
Create your own programs allowing you to create complex processes, such as programs made for multirobot or needing the use of artificial intelligence for the vision.
Prototype complete industrial scenarios such as "pick &place" (pick up an object to move it), "pick & pack" (take an object and insert it in a packaging)…
Ned perfectly fits into our ecosystem designed for industry 4.0:
- The Conveyor Belt allows you to prototype production lines and can be controlled with the robot or autonomously.
- The Vision Set and its on-wrist camera will give Ned the ability to interact with its environment with image recognition. Set your workspace and use industry 4.0. advanced image processing functions.
With our EasyConnect system, changing tools has never been so easy.
How control Ned?
- Turn on Ned's learning mode to position it manually and teach it positions to reproduce. Control Ned can be as easy as pressing a button.
- With Niryo Studio, our free desktop application, use blocks to create your own roboctic programs. Based on Blockly (similar to Scratch), our visual programming interface allows you to quickly and easily create robotic programs without any prior programming knowledge.
- Use an Arduino or a Raspberry Pi to control Ned through its digital inputs and outputs (tutorial).
- Advanced Users : develop your own controller (use a computer mouse, a keyboard, a game controller or Leap Motion to control Ned according to your preferences and needs), use our API (Python, Modbus, TCP) to control Ned directly or remotely, or dive directly into the ROS code, which is open-source
There are many ways to program Niryo One (from high to low level):
- Program the robot with the learning mode: you can move the robot directly with your hands and tell it where you want it to go. With our free desktop application, Niryo One Studio, you can use visual programming (based on Blockly, similar to Scratch) to program the robot without having any programming knowledge.
- Use a Xbox controller to move the robot axis directly
- For developers, you can use the Python API to give commands to the robot using an easy-to-use programming interface. This is also a great transition from Blockly to Python if you are teaching programming. There is a modbus server running on the robot. You can develop your own APIs to connect Niryo One to any industrial device.
- You can use the digital pins on the back of the robot to make it communicate with other devices, such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi boards. (here‘s a tutorial on how to connect an Arduino board with Niryo One)
- For advanced developers, you can directly dive into the ROS code (which is open source on our github account), and program the robot using Python and C++. Watch this to get an overview of the ROS stack used for Niryo One
Niryo One is accessible and versatile. To let it interact with its environment, we developed several tools that can be plugged on the universal adaptor on its hand.
- The Standard Gripper, provided with the Niryo One, is perfect for picking small or thin objects with precision.
- The Large Gripper is able to pick larger or further objects.
- The Adaptive Gripper deals easily with fragile items with uncommon shapes.
- The Vacuum Pump is very efficient for pick and place, allowing you to manipulate items with flat surfaces.
- The Electromagnetcan pick and place small metallic pieces that couldn’t be easily grasped by a gripper.
Looking for a personalized tool ? All our STL files are open source and released on Github. You can download them and use a slicer to print them with a 3D printer. Then, you can personalize the robot and its tools to adapt them to your needs.
Documentation / Downloads
- Mechanical specifications
- User manual
- Full Niryo One documentation
- Software and STL downloads for Niryo One