Ramping up to Industry 4.0

So what really is Industry 4.0 and why should you be excited? Industry 4.0 is the next leap in manufacturing. It combines our quest for using large quantities of data; translating it (computing power) into meaningful information; sharing it across a large network allowing people and machines (such as robotics and additive manufacturing) to create a product faster, more efficiently and at less cost.

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ROS 101: ROS Navigation Basics Tutorial

If you’ve worked with ROS and robots, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of gmapping, localization, SLAM, costmaps and paths. But what does all of this mean? They are more than just robot buzz words; they allow a robot to navigate from one point to another... read more

New Universal Robots Driver Makes Manipulation Research Easier

The ROS Spotlight is a new technical blog series that explores the latest developments in the world of ROS by highlighting a new package each month. To kick things off, we will look at the new and improved driver package for Universal Robots’ UR3, UR5 and UR10 robot... read more

Jackal UGV Test Drives Robotic Systems Toolbox Algorithms

With over 3000 employees around the world, MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. In 2015, the company launched the Robotic System Toolbox, a new toolbox for MATLAB that provides algorithms and hardware connectivity for developing... read more

From Books to Bots: 2015 Fall Term Co-op

Every term here at Clearpath, a new batch of fresh, young, talented individuals come through our doors, ready to learn and eager to build some robots! The Co-op & Intern program at Clearpath has continued to be incredibly successful and the Fall term was no... read more

3 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2016

The New Year is upon us and with that comes predictions of what 2016 has in store. Will Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) continue to drive materials on the factory floor? What is ‘Industry 4.0’ and when will it take shape? The factory of the future is around the... read more

3 Challenges of Modern Warehouse Operations

Human nature forces us to beg the question “how can we be better?” Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, this question has motivated warehouse operators to maintain focus on improving and optimizing their operations. Although this challenge has remained... read more