ROS101: Creating a Subscriber Using Git Hub

We previously learned how to write a publisher node to move Husky randomly. BUT! What good is publishing all these messages if no one is there to read it? In this tutorial we’ll write a subscriber that reads Husky’s position from the odom topic, and graph... read more

NERVE Center: The Robot Playground

NERVE Center, nerve-racking? Not for our bots! We put them to the test across all of the courses at NERVE Center and, we’re proud to say, they passed with flying colors. What’s the NERVE Center you ask? It’s the robot testing facility at the University of... read more

Clearpath Attends United Nations to Talk “Killer Robots”

On August 13, 2014, we released a statement to declare our support for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. By October, our Co-Founder and CTO, Ryan Gariepy, was invited to speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York at a side event dedicated to Addressing... read more

Test drive a Jackal Today!

Whether you have a Jackal UGV or not, the Jackal simulator is a great way to get started with ROS robot development. In this tutorial, we will go through the basics of starting Gazebo and Rviz and how to drive your Jackal around. If you are new to ROS, it’s... read more

UW’s Grad Research Takes (Autonomous) Flight!

The University of Waterloo is one of Canada’s most prestigious universities! It’s where ideas come to life, innovation is in the air you breathe and …whoa did we just go on a tangent again? Oops, well Clearpath was started at UW, so maybe we’ve got a bit of a bias.... read more

Building a Robotics Company

As we’ve made more of a name for ourselves within various startup communities,we’re commonly asked how we moved from our beginnings with little resources and no connections to a worldwide concern in robotics, especially with the field exploding as it has. In truth,... read more

ROS 101: Creating a Publisher Node

In our previous post, we graduated from driving a Husky, to taking on a Grizzly! Now it’s time to get down and dirty with what ROS is really made of, nodes! We will first be creating a workspace to work from, then we will write a simple publisher that will make... read more