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Startup Spotlight – Empowering Education and Research – Niryo’s Commitment to Innovation

This article was written in partnership with Niryo.

Learning something without hands-on experience can be a daunting task. Think about trying to learn guitar without actually holding one or attempting to learn driving without access to a car. It seems nearly impossible, right?

This realization drove the foundation of Niryo.

Marc-Henri Frouin, the CEO of Wambrechies, France based startup Niryo, faced a similar challenge during his engineering studies. He, like many other students, lacked the opportunity to interact with robots firsthand. The only available robots in the market were large, unsafe machines designed for industrial use in giant factories.

To address this gap, Niryo emerged with a clear mission: to provide affordable, flexible, and safe robots specifically tailored for both educational and research purposes. These robots are designed to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. By offering accessible, flexible and safe robotic solutions, Niryo empowers students and researchers to engage directly with cutting-edge technology and gain invaluable hands-on experience.

However, creating an educational arm robot is just the first step.

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To provide students with comprehensive learning experiences, it is crucial to integrate educational hardware and software solutions. By incorporating flexible technologies, educational institutions can ensure access to a wealth of information and resources that can enrich students’ understanding.

Several hardware and software platforms offer a vast array of possibilities for students to explore. They provide a foundation for hands-on experimentation, allowing students to delve deeper into the intricacies of robotics. By utilizing those solutions, educational arm robots become more than just a tool for basic instruction; they become a gateway to endless learning opportunities.

One prime example of a vital technological integration is the ability to use MATLAB. In the realm of artificial intelligence, mathematics, and programming, MATLAB serves as a powerful tool for analysis, modeling, and algorithm development. Its intuitive interface and extensive range of functions make it a go-to platform for researchers and professionals alike.

By incorporating MATLAB into Niryo’s arm robots, students gain a valuable skill set that prepares them for real-world challenges. They can explore the possibilities of artificial intelligence, apply mathematical concepts to practical scenarios, and develop their programming capabilities. The integration of MATLAB not only enhances students’ understanding of these crucial domains but also equips them with industry-relevant skills that are highly sought after in today’s job market.

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 Moreover, staying up to date with evolving technologies is essential for a successful educational robot. The field of robotics is constantly advancing, and embracing emerging technologies ensures that students are equipped with the latest tools and knowledge. By using MATLAB, educational institutions demonstrate their commitment to providing students with a relevant and future-ready learning experience.

This commitment to enabling students and beyond is also paramount to MathWorks. Like Marc-Henri’s experience, many startups are built upon ideas that are born from university. The ability to continue using tools they are familiar with from university like MATLAB is essential to their continued development success. MathWorks Startup Program enables young companies like Niryo with access to low-cost software and expert engineering support that allow them to quickly develop their technology with limited resources. Niryo was able to successfully bring their idea to market within 5 years. By accessing MathWorks tools through the startup program, Niryo’s development team could test and explore various possibilities, from simulating motor control servicing to modeling the behavior of a 6-axis robot in order to size robot motorization.

It’s confirmed: building an educational arm robot goes beyond its physical structure. Integration of technological solutions is vital to offer users access to a wealth of knowledge.

Furthermore, by embracing evolving technologies, educational institutions create a dynamic learning environment that prepares students for the challenges of the modern world!

Learn more about using Niryo’s collaborative robot with MATLAB:

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