Ned2 is a six-axis collaborative robot, based on open-source technologies. It is intended for education, research and Industry 4.0.


With the same aluminum structure as Ned, Ned2 will continue to meet your requirements in terms of robustness, precision (0.5 mm) and repeatability (0.5 mm).

Ned2 is based on Ubuntu 18.04 and ROS Melodic and benefits from the capabilities of the Raspberry PI 4, a high performance 64-bit ARM V8 processor and 4gb of RAM.

Discover a robot with increased performances, thanks to new servo motors featuring Silent Stepper Technology, significantly reduces the noise level of the robot.

Ned2 is a collaborative robot based on Ubuntu 18.04 and ROS (Robot Operating System) Melodic, an open-source solution created for robotics. Through ROS, Ned2 has 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.

Ned2 tools technical specifications

Mounting a tool on Ned2 is made easy with our brand new EasyConnect system. Simply plug your tool, connect its cable to the control panel, and it is ready to use.


Ned2’s package includes a Custom Gripper. Its standard jaws can manipulate small objects, and you can 3D print your own custom jaws.

Ned2 can also be used with:

  • The Large Gripper which has the ability to grab larger objects while keeping the ability to close entirely;

  • The Adaptive Gripper which allow Ned2 to grab non-standard objects with complex shapes (eg. an egg);

  • The Vacuum Pump to grab objects with plane and non-porous surfaces;

  • The Electromagnet that is useful to manipulate metallic objects, from one to many (eg. screws, bolts…).

Ned2’s Ecosystem is designed to let you reproduce advanced use cases of industry 4.0.

Vision Set


The Vision Set gives Ned2 the ability to detect objects and select the ones you want to interact with. It comes with a camera and objects of different shapes and colors to allow you to study topics such as image processing, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence thanks to the contribution of vision. This set includes:

  • A camera;

  • A workspace which is designed around a specific repositionnable material;

  • 6 objects (3 rounds, 3 squares) of different colors to use our built-in recognition system based on colors and shapes. The squares are designed to be able to act as containers for the circles. Easily create an industry 4.0 pick & pack application with no particular knowledge of programming;

  • A calibration tip to set your workspace up.

Conveyor Belt (v2)

The Conveyor Belt (v2) is the key add-on to prototype industry 4.0 production lines.


The Conveyor Belt (v2) is composed of:

  • A mountable workspace to use vision functions directly on the Conveyor Belt;

  • A slope that can help to create complex or multi-robot processes;

  • An end-stop to stop the objects when they reach the end of the Conveyor Belt;

  • The 6 objects of the Vision Set to extend the quantity of objects you can use on your production line.

With Ned2’s ecosystem, you have the optimal solution to discover, learn and prototype industry 4.0 processes.

Overview of this manual

This manual contains instructions for:

  • Safety Information about Ned2;

  • Mechanical and electrical installation of the robot;

  • Software of the robot;

  • Maintenance and troubleshooting.

This manual should be read before:

  • Installation and electrical connections;

  • First usage of the robot;

  • Maintenance and repair.

Safety notice


You must read, understand, and follow all safety information in this manual.

It is important that the safety instruction on this manual and the electrical and the mechanical instructions are followed. The robot specifications should be respected to avoid all damage to the machine or to the user.

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