Husky

UNMANNED GROUND VEHICLE

Husky is a medium sized robotic development platform. Its large payload capacity and power systems accommodate an extensive variety of payloads, customized to meet research needs. Stereo cameras, LIDAR, GPS, IMUs, manipulators and more can be added to the UGV by our integration experts. The Husky’s rugged construction and high-torque drivetrain can take your research where no other robot can go. Husky is fully supported in ROS with community driven Open Source code and examples.

Features

EASY TO USE

Husky was the first field robotics platform to support ROS from its factory settings. Use Husky to integrate with existing research and build upon the growing knowledge base in the thriving ROS community to get started producing research results faster. Husky uses an open source serial protocol and we offer API support for ROS, and options for C++ and Python.

RUGGED & ALL-TERRAIN

Husky is an elegantly simple design built out of durable materials with very few moving parts. Its high-performance, maintenance-free drivetrain and large lug-tread tires allow Husky to tackle challenging real-world terrain. It will last for years of productive research.

A TRUSTED BENCHMARK

Husky is trusted by hundreds of researchers and engineers globally. Numerous research papers have been published using Husky as the test set-up. Husky provides a proven benchmark for establishing new robot research and development efforts.

PRECISION CONTROL

Husky has very high resolution encoders that deliver improved state estimation and dead reckoning capabilities. A finely tuned, yet user adjustable controller, offers incredibly smooth motion profiles even at slow speeds (<1cm/s) and with excellent disturbance rejection.

CUSTOMIZABLE

Our team of mobile robot experts can help you select and integrate payloads then configure the robot at the factory. Husky is plug-and-play compatible with our wide range of robot accessories and our system integrators will deliver a fully integrated turn-key robot.

Tech Specs

Husky tech specs top
Husky tech specs side
Husky tech specs front

Size and Weight

External Dimensions 990 x 670 x 390 mm
(39 x 26.4 x 14.6 in)
Internal Dimensions 296 x 411 x 155 mm
(11.7 x 16.2 x 6.1 in)
Weight 50 kg
(110 lbs)
Max Payload 75 kg
(165 lbs)

Speed and Performance

Max Speed

1.0 m/s
(2.3 mph)

Run Time
(Typical Use)

3 hours

User Power

5V, 12V and 24V fused at 5A each

Drivers and APIs

ROS, C++ Library, Mathworks

Accessories

Configure a custom platform. Explore all Accessories.

UR5

Universal Robots

LMS-111 Lidar

SICK

SMART6-L GPS

NovAtel

Velodyne HDL-32E

Velodyne

Packages

The preconfigured packages offer everything needed to get started quickly. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Visit our full Accessories List.

Starter Package

This Husky package entails basic components. It comes pre-installed with a mini-ITX with Linux and ROS, while the top plate allows for easy mounting of any sensing, manipulation or computer hardware. Simply connect sensors to the onboard computer and Husky-regulated power supplies to get started.

Example Applications
Included Accessories
Featured Upgrades
Husky UGV essentials integration

 

Explorer Package

Equipped with a full suite of sensors (laser scanner, GPS and camera), the Husky Explorer package enables basic indoor and outdoor autonomous functionality. A powerful Mini-ITX computer system comes preinstalled with Linux and ROS. All component ROS drivers are installed and preconfigured. Husky Explorer Package accelerates development by eliminating the need to design, manufacture and integrate a system saving you time and money.

Example Applications
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
FEATURED UPGRADES
Husky UGV pro integration

Explorer Pro Package

The Explorer Pro Package offers a more advanced version of the Explorer Package. It uses advanced sensors and upgrades to provide a long-range, outdoor autonomous platform. A 50m SICK LMS-151 LIDAR allows long distance terrain quantification and mapping, while a pan-tilt-zoom IP camera permits tele-operation at long distances. This Husky is equipped with a weather resistant upgrade to IP56 allowing outdoor operation and also comes with an upgraded lithium battery pack which doubles the system run-time.

EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
FEATURED UPGRADES
Husky UGV pro plus integration

Mapping Package

The Mapping Package is a top of the line upgrade for large scale 3D mapping and navigation. This Husky has a tightly coupled Novatel Inertial-GNSS navigation system installed with a fiber optic gyro allowing for precise positioning even with intermittent GPS signals. Dual antennas enable high accuracy, GPS based true heading determination, while a Velodyne 32e 3D LIDAR provides detailed perception of the robot’s environment. A lithium battery upgrade offers extended run-time.

EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
FEATURED UPGRADES
Husky UGV extreme integration

Husky Manipulation

Husky will interact with the world around it with a UR5 robot arm from Universal Robots and a 2 Finger 85mm Gripper from Robotiq. The UR5 is mounted to the Husky top plate with a custom electronics enclosure and power supply on the vehicle. The arm can extend up to 0.85m and carry a 5kg payload and safe around humans. Both the UR5 and Robotiq gripper are fully supported in ROS and come with packages preinstalled and configured on the platform’s Mini ITX computer system.

EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
FEATURED UPGRADES
Husky UGV manipulation integration
  • Husky UGV
  • Husky UGV
  • Husky UGV SICK LIDAR
  • Husky UGV
  • Husky UGV
  • Husky UGV
  • husky UGV mars simulation
  • Husky UGV SICK LIDAR
    Husky with SICK Lidar
    SICK LMS-111 Lidar is a popular addition to the base Husky platform.
  • Husky UGV
    Replaceable Battery
    Husky's robust design allows for quick and easy swap-out of batteries in the field.
  • Husky with lawn roller for agriculture
    Husky in agriculture
    Husky is the perfect unmanned ground vehicle for small and precise agricultural tasks.
  • husky UGV all-terrain robot
    Husky powers through the mud
    Husky may be small, but its 330 mm lug-tread wheels can take on wet terrain and 100% slope with no problems.