Do More with Udev

Udev is a device manager for Linux that dynamically creates and removes nodes for hardware devices. In short, it helps your computer find your robot easily. By default, hardware devices attached to your Linux (Ubuntu) PC will belong to the root user. This means that... read more

From Books to Bots: 2014 Fall Term Robotics Coop

It was a record-breaking fall for Clearpath Robotics; we’ve never had as many coop students as we did this term – we welcomed 11 students from colleges and universities across Canada and this ready-to-go group did not disappoint! Whether it was detailing... read more

Building Robots: A New Frontier

We have a lot of robot gurus here at Clearpath; I’m talkin’ hardcore experts. There are a few of us, however, who are a little rusty on our robot-building skills. As in, we don’t have any… You know who I’m talking about – the people in finance, supply chain, and... read more

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