Ned2 : robotic arm for education
Ned2 is a six-axis collaborative robot, based on open-source technologies. It is intended for education, research and Industry 4.0.
Ned’s successor, Ned2, is more robust and has multiple improvements to allow users to go even further in learning of collaborative robotics, thanks to an improved Human-Machine interaction.
With the same aluminum structure Ned was made of, Ned2 will continue to meet your requirements in terms of robustness, precision (0.5 mm) and repeatability (0.5 mm).
We have reworked the overall aesthetics of Ned to offer you a product with plastic injection molded covers, reducing its net weight and improving its robustness and finish.
Discover a robot with increased performances, thanks to new servo motors featuring Silent Stepper Technology, significantly reducing the operating noise of the robot.
This cobot takes advantage of the capacities of the Raspberry Pi 4, with a 64-bit ARM V8 high performance processor, 4Gb of RAM, and an improved connectivity.
4 Gb RAM
up to 5 Gb/s
Ned2 is a collaborative robot based on Ubuntu 18.04 and ROS (Robot Operating System) Melodic, an open-source solution designed for robotics. Through ROS, Ned 2 benefits from 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 needs.
Improved Human-Machine Interface
You can now appreciate the presence of a LED ring located at the base of your robot and quickly obtain important information from Ned2.
You will also find two speakers in the base of Ned2, making it easier for you to understand the messages thanks to a sound design adapted to the different states of the robot.
We have also equipped Ned2 with a control panel located on its wrist, allowing you to manipulate the arm of your robot with a simple pressure. Activate the "Freemotion" mode with one touch, move your robot to the desired location, save its position in Niryo Studio and create your sequences in the easiest way possible. You can also program a dedicated button to suit your project's needs.
A Complete Ecosystem
- A Conveyor Belt, allowing you to set up processes that reproduce industrial production lines;
- A Vision Set allowing the robot to perform tasks based on image processing and artificial intelligence, thus meeting the challenges raised by Industry 4.0.
With our EasyConnect system, changing tools has never been so easy.
We propose different accessories to allow the cobot to handle more objects:
Ned is supplied with a custom gripper, which allows you to handle a lot of different objects.
If you have a 3D printer, you can also create your own jaws to adapt them to your various projects.
We also propose different accessories to allow the cobot to handle more objects:
- Using the control panel on the robot's wrist, move your robot's arm with your fingertips using the "Freemotion" mode.
- Use Niryo Studio, our visual and intuitive programming interface based on Blockly, and create your programs by selecting multiple blocks.
- With its digital inputs and outputs, control Ned2 with an Arduino board or a Raspberry Pi.
Control Ned2 via our Python and Modbus APIs, or dive into the heart of the robot by developing your own ROS nodes in Python or C++. Develop new ways to control Ned2 for your different projects.