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.

Ned is an open-source 6-axis collaborative robot developed for education, vocational training, and research labs. Niryo’s Ned is the ideal educational and research partner.

Indeed, this cobot allows users to study and experiment with new robotics applications geared toward Industry 4.0. Ned has exceptional robustness due to its aluminum frame, allowing it to perform the motions required by your robotic applications with fluidity and accuracy (0.5mm).

The collaborative robot Ned makes full use of the Raspberry Pi 4′s capabilities, which include a high-performance 64-bit ARM V8 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and improved connectivity.

Ned is a cobot that runs Ubuntu 18.04 and ROS (Robot Operating System) Melodic, a comprehensive open-source robotics system. With ROS, Ned has a collection of libraries at his disposal to create programs ranging from the most basic to the most complicated in order to suit your demands in a flexible manner.



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)…


A conveyor belt, which can be used to prototype new production lines with Niryo Ned or Niryo One, and an embedded camera, which can be mounted on your robot’s wrist, are among the different accessories available to improve your Niryo Ned.



 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.
Specification Value
Number of axis 6
Weight 6,5 kg
Payload 300 g
Max Reach 440 mm
Precision 0,5 mm*
Repeatability 0,5 mm*
 bbPower 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)

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