In 2016, we wrote one of our first blog articles about robots’ accessibility.
The observation, which was the reason why Niryo has been created, was alarming: getting access to robots is difficult as robots are expensive, take a lot of space, the programming languages are very specific and need important knowledge. Learnings are mostly theoricals and thus, students can’t find fulfilment and can’t get the chance to manipulate real cobots or robots.
We, Niryo, are convinced, as many others, that the future will be dedicated to robotics. However, we know that, if we want robotics to be, indeed, part of our future, it needs to be accessible to anyone.
That is the reason why education is the core of our development. Our team members know the needs you might have when you are a robotics student or a researcher. It is essential to support students in the development of their knowledge in robotics, by offering them solutions tailored to their needs and levels. These solutions give them the opportunity to discover the large spectrum collaborative or services robotics offer, on their own.
That is also the reason why we developed, in the first place, the Niryo One, and, more recently, Ned, two open-source and accessible robots. Creating an open-source solution offers a multitude of possibilities to the users, the multiple programming languages allow novices and experts to control the robot, and Niryo Studio, for the ones starting their learning. Internally, we are working with members with no specific knowledge in robotics, of the different poles, in order to measure the real accessibility of our solutions.