Building a Robotics Company

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,...
ROS 101: Drive a Grizzly!

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...
Vector Field Histogram

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...
ROS 101: Drive a Husky!

ROS 101: Drive a Husky!

In the previous ROS 101 post, we showed how easy it is to get ROS going inside a virtual machine, publish topics and subscribe to them. If you haven’t had a chance to check the previous post out, you may want to do so before we go on. In this post, we’re...
Introducing ROS for MATLAB

Introducing ROS for MATLAB

Clearpath Robotics recently tested the capabilities of the ROS for MATLAB toolkit (available here:  robot-operating-system.html). This is very interesting for the research and education fields, as it will allow users to take their existing MATLAB code and use it on a...