Introducing our Newest Robot: Jackal

We’ve been keeping a huge secret and now we’re ready to share it… Earlier this year, Army Research Labs (ARL) contracted us to design an affordable, portable research platform for outdoor use. Working with them during the development phase, their team provided... read more

From Books to Bots: 2014 Summer Term Coop

The summer has been a busy one! The company grew from 45 to 55 full-time employees, we moved into a brand new office space, we introduced custom robotic solutions to our offering and we officially tapped the keg in our kitchen. Our coop students had a blast and we... read more

Clearpath’s Robot Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, June 26th, we celebrated our new robot badlands (aka: our brand new headquarters) with a grand opening, accompanied of course by a robot ribbon-cutting. Clearpath co-founders made their way to the stage and gathered around ‘Jake’, the PR2.... read more

ROS 101: Drive a Grizzly!

So you have had a taste of driving a virtual Husky in our previous post, but now want to try something a little bigger? How about 2000 lbs bigger? Read on to learn how to drive a (virtual) Grizzly, Clearpath Robotic’s largest and meanest platform. If you are... read more

Grizzly on the Mars Emulation Terrain at NCFRN

I recently spent over a week in Montreal talking with – and learning from – the Canadian field robotics community, first at the Computer and Robot Vision (CRV) conference and then at the NCFRN Field Trials. This was my first time attending CRV since I spoke at the... read more

Tweet to Drive a Robot

Happy Birthday Clearpath!! We are officially 5 years old and what better way to celebrate than let all of our fans drive a robot. No matter where you are in the world, you can experience what it’s like to drive Husky – well, a very mini, hacked-together Husky... read more

Husky on the Loose at IGVC 2014

The Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition is held every year for robotics teams to design and build autonomous – wait for it – ground vehicles, capable of completing a variety of challenges. Each summer some of the best university teams around the globe flock to... read more

Vector Field Histogram

Local path planning is an integral part of robotics and there are numerous methods for achieving this. One such method is the Vector Field Histogram (VFH). The main idea behind this method of navigation is that through the robot’s sensors, it is able to detect... read more