Poppy is an open-source platform for the creation, use and sharing of interactive 3D printed robots.

We are an interdisciplinary community of beginners and experts, scientists, educators, developers and artists, who all share a vision: “robots are powerful tools to learn and be creative”.

The Poppy community develops robotic creations that are easy to build, customise, deploy, and share. We promote open-source by sharing hardware, software, and web tools.

Create & Build

With 3D printed parts and Arduino-based electronics, it has never been so easy to hack, extend, or create robots. And it is all open-source!

Program Behaviors

With our open-source, easy-to-use and easy-to-extend Python libraries, your robot will start moving in a few minutes. You don’t have a real robot yet? Use our virtual robot!

Open Source

It is all free and open source! Hardware, media, and documentation are distributed under Creative Commons BY-SA; software are under GPL.

Learn & Share

We provide online tutorials and a forum to talk about our robotic experiences. Join us and share your vision, your projects, or your questions!

Poppy Creatures

The two first instantiations of our vision are Poppy Humanoid and Poppy Ergo. They are the first Poppy creatures out there – already in use for research, education, and artistic creation.

Poppy Humanoid

Poppy Humanoid is our leading creature. It is aesthetic, modular, and parametric. From a single arm to the complete humanoid, this platform is actively used in labs, engineering schools, FabLabs, and artistic projects.

Poppy Ergo

Poppy Ergo was first developed for an exhibition mixing art and science. With only 6 motors it is the perfect project to start.

Poppy Torso

Poppy Torso is an humanoid robot torso you can install easily on your desktop, to be used in contexts such as education, FabLabs or research projects.

Next Poppy Creature

Join us and create your own Poppy creature! Whether you fork an existing creature or rethink your design from scratch, the open source tools developed within the Poppy project will ease your job. We are waiting for Poppy dog, Poppy spider, or Poppy lamp!