Turtlebot 2 Investigates Motion Blur for SLAM

Taggart Bonham, a Computer Science Major at Dartmouth College, has worked for several years in Corporate R&D at Magna International focusing on the application of computer vision and mapping in manufacturing. In a recent project, Taggart has used the Turtlebot 2... read more

A Guide to Lasers For Robots (Part 2)

As covered in our previous post on lasers there are many different factors that need to be considered when choosing a laser sensor for use in robots. In this post, we will further explore the options for a modern roboticist. Use case The first aspect to consider when... read more

Clearpath CTO talks ROS on Podcast

Listen to CTO Ryan Gariepy join ROS Developers Podcast host Ricardo Tellez, to talk about how Clearpath is using ROS for field service robots. Some key takeaways from the podcast pertain to how Clearpath is using ROS, the superiority of ROS, and the future of ROS.... read more

MIT students put AI software to the test using Heron USV

Image: Teresa Lin Each spring, the students in Mike Benjamin and Henrik Schmidt’s class at MIT run a fleet of Heron Unmanned Surface Vessel’s on the Charles River, but that’s actually the last thing they do in the Unmanned Marine Vehicle Autonomy, Sensing and... read more

University of Virginia Maps Historic Tunnel Using Jackal UGV

The Blue Ridge Tunnel is a historic railroad tunnel that runs through Blue Ridge Mountains in Nelson County, Central Virginia. The tunnel was decommissioned in 1944 and has since been closed to visitors because of safety concerns. In recent years, the County received... read more

SIT Advances Autonomous Navigation Research Using Jackal UGV

The problem of autonomous exploration requires robust and complex algorithms that tackle a number of different subtasks, including mapping, classifying, and navigating a completely unknown environment.   A research team at Steven’s Institute of Technology (SIT) is... read more

Clearpath Robotics Attends ROSCon & iROS 2017

Clearpath Robotics recently attended ROSCon and the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (iROS) in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. The conferences were held back-to-back at the Vancouver Convention Centre and brought in over 2500... read more