Ned is an open-source 6-axis collaborative robot built for education, vocational training, and research facilities.

Ned’s six axis can duplicate all of the movements required in even the most complex industrial processes,and its aluminum frame provides strength and fluidity, allowing it to achieve precision and repeatability of 0.5mm.

The Niryo Ned robot arm is a robotic platform designed for programming instruction in an industrial setting. Languages such as MATLAB, C++, and Python can be used to create applications. It also supports a variety of communication protocols, such as TCP/IP and Modbus.

Although it is based on Ubuntu 18.04 and ROS, this educational and collaborative robot is compatible with all operating systems (Windows, MacOS, and Linux). As a result, it is an open-source development and programming solution.

A complete Industry 4.0 training ecosystem requires accessories:
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.

Number of axis 6
Weight 6,5 kg
Payload 300 g
Max Reach 440 mm
Precision 0,5 mm*
Repeatability 0,5 mm*
Power Supply 11.1 Volts / 6A
Communication Ethernet 1 Gb/s
WIFI 2,4GHz & 5GHz – 802.11 g/g/n/ac – (~31 dBm, <80dBm)
Bluetooth 5.0 BLE
Interface/Programming Windows/MacOS/Linux (desktop application) & APIs
Power consumption ~ 60 W
Materials Aluminum, PLA (3D printing)
Ports 1 Ethernet + 2 USB 3.0 + 2 USB 2.0
Hardware Raspberry pi 4
+ 3 x NiryoSteppers
+ 2 x Dynamixel XL – 430
+ 1 x Dynamixel XL – 320
Collision detection sensor Magnetic sensor (on motor)

*Ned is a robot primarily made for educational purposes, and testing of small assembly lines. We do not guarantee any precision and robustness over time for your application.