Before installing Niryo Studio 2 Beta, you need to update your Ned2.
This manual update requires the robot to be reset to factory settings.

Please follow the information below

How to update to Ned2 v5.1.0

Niryo is proud to announce the release of its new robot software dedicated to our Niryo Ned2.
This version aims to improve the performance and the stability of your robot but also to boost the overall user experience. So far, this is the best update we’ve released; and from now on, it will be considered as our new robot operating system for the upcoming improvements.

Let’s dive into improvements!

Ros Noetic and Ubuntu 20:
To date, Noetic is known as the most robust version of ROS. This version requires the update to Ubuntu 20.04, which will also bring extra stability to your Ned2.

Python 3:
Python 2 no longer meets our ambitions. A migration from Python 2 to Python 3 will offer you better compatibility and several possibilities with different programs.

A completely redesigned calibration that will definitely help improve your robot’s accuracy and repeatability.

Communication and Accessories:
Thanks to this new software, the communication between the robot and your computer is more stable and some accessories will be better supported. You can now easily control your accessories, especially the grippers.

Niryo Studio:
Last but not least, this new version will soon be mandatory in order to benefit from our new Niryo Studio application that will be launched soon. Enjoy!

Step 1
Backup your files

Before updating, please make sure you have downloaded
all programs, trajectories, etc. from your robot to your computer.

To do so, you have 3 possibilities:


From the previous version of Niryo Studio,
you can go to your program list
and download all your previous programs

Second possibility

You can download all your robot files via ssh before removing the SD card
by using this command:

scp -r niryo@[Your_robot_IP_Adress]:niryo_robot_saved_files [Your destination folder]


You can remove the SD card from your robot
and download all your saved files from the Writable partition on your computer following this root: writable/home/niryo/niryo_robot_saved_files
or use a terminal command.

Step 2
Update your SD card
to upgrade your Ned2
to version 5.1.0

Material needed

To complete this tutorial, you will need: The smallest Allen key and
The microSD-to-USB adapter from the bag supplied with your robot.

Remove the microSD card from the RaspberryPI

Get the latest Ned2 Raspberry Pi 4 image

Download the image here:

This way, you’ll guarantee that you’ll get the latest version.
Use any pre-installed software (or install any of them) to extract the archive.
The size of the image is about 5 GB.

Flash the microSD card with the downloaded image

Plug the microSD card (with the adapter) to your computer. You need a software in order to flash the
image into your microSD card. We recommend you to use Etcher, which is easy to use and
Windows/MacOS/Linux compatible.

Launch the software (no installation needed, just unzip and click on the executable inside the folder),
select your image (make sure to select the unzipped image, not the archive), select your microSD card and click on “Flash!”.
This may take several minutes.

You can download Etcher here:

Put the microSD card back
in the Raspberry

Once flash is completed, remove the microSD card and put it back into the Raspberry Pi 4 board,
where you’ve removed it in step 1 of this tutorial.
Then launch the robot to test if everything is OK.
If the first boot is taking longer than expected (2-3 minutes)
please reboot your robot to re-initiate the upgrade process.

Note :
Once the update is done, in case you encounter compatibility issues with Niryo Studio, please update
Niryo Studio to the latest version available. After this upgrade, your robot will be available by default in
hotspot mode or in Ethernet mode (DHCP).

Step 3
Download and install
Niryo Studio 2 BETA

Select your system version



Mac (intel*)

Mac (M Core**)

Please note: All next updates will be available directly from the App.

Enjoy !

** Starting with certain models introduced in late 2020, Apple began the transition from Intel processors to Apple silicon in Mac computers. On Mac computers, About This Mac shows an item labeled Chip, followed by the name of the chip:

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