COMPETENCIES

Robot System Development - Inside PLC Electronics

SYSTEMS DESIGN

At Clearpath we take a pragmatic approach to the design and development of complex autonomous systems. Our multi-disciplinary team operates within the bounds of what’s technically feasible while ensuring safety, efficiency, and quality throughout your project. By keeping our efforts nimble and highly collaborative we are able to integrate design, problem solving, requirements tracking, and life cycle integration in a way that facilitates fast learning through rapid iterations.

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PERCEPTION AND MAPPING

Situational awareness is core to autonomous robotic systems. Through innovative sensor fusion and point cloud processing, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) constructs a map of the environment while tracking the robot’s location in parallel. Object classification and tracking identify and tag points of interest for the robot to map.

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NAVIGATION AND CONTROL

Dynamic path planning determines the discrete motions required to accomplish desired tasks and maintains the route through linear and angular velocity commands at each instant of time. Safety and error handling are paramount to usability and run parallel to the planning and control operations.

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SIMULATION

Simulation is essential for evaluation of mathematically complex and safety sensitive environments. Before deployment, we use comprehensive simulation to assess the interactive and environmental performance of your autonomous system.

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ROS Development

A proud supporter of the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF), Clearpath was an early adopter of the Robot Operating System (ROS) and has more deployed more robots running ROS to the field than any other organization. With one of the largest ROS development teams in the world, Clearpath has industry leading expertise in the design and development of ROS software and ROS powered robotic systems.

Applications

Clearpath has nearly a decade of experience providing custom robotic hardware and software solutions across a wide variety of industries.
Explore below to see examples of how we can enable your project across different fields.

Survey and Inspection

Whether the application is dull, dirty, or dangerous, Clearpath Robotics has developed turn key solutions for applications in remote survey and inspection. With the right mobile platform, and integration of robust sensors suites, you can determine the status of your operations, the safety of your facility, and more:

  • + Autonomous navigation
  • + Remote inspection and long distance tele-operation
  • + Large scale mapping and localization
SAMPLE APPLICATION              

DEPLOYABLE, AUTONOMOUS VIBRATION CONTROL OF BRIDGES

Mining

Autonomous mining vehicles are rapidly gaining adoption because of significant improvements in operational efficiency and safety. Clearpath technology can integrate into your existing equipment to provide:

  • + 3D worksite mapping
  • + Obstacle detection and avoidance
  • + Remote inspection, teleoperation, and manipulation
  • + Load hauling
SAMPLE APPLICATION              

RETROFIT OF MINING VEHICLES WITH DRIVERLESS OPERATION 

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Agriculture

Autonomous precision farming is revolutionizing the agriculture industry. Clearpath can help evolve your business by retrofitting your current vehicles with autonomous capability, or using one of our proven standard platforms to enable your application:

    • + Phenotyping
    • + Remote sensing of crop health
    • + Improved seeding
    • + Top dressing
SAMPLE APPLICATION              

AUTONOMOUS APPLE HARVESTING

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Defense

Clearpath provides expertise for integrating navigation, perception, manipulation, and controls for proof of concept and field platforms. Autonomous capabilities enable smart, comprehensive solutions for:

  • + Ground support missions
  • + Search and rescue
  • + First response
SAMPLE APPLICATION              

TELEAUTONOMOUS BOMB DISPOSAL

Materials Handling

Clearpath’s team works with you to eliminate the limitations of conventional automation by designing solutions that are scalable, modular, and adaptive to the environment. Our automation solutions can help streamline your operations and provide valuable insight into the efficiency of your business, whether you are looking to:

 

  • + Develop an in-house proof-of-concept
  • + Investigate mobile manipulation
  • + Learn more about the benefits of autonomous vehicles in your business
A Fully Deployable Solution
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 Team

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Team Size 150+
Total Post Secondary
Degrees
180+
Public ROS Packages 200+
Patents Granted: 6
Development
Group Disciplines
Systems Engineering
Integration
Perception
Autonomy
Testing Automation
Design (Electrical, Mechanical)
Application Development
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing Scalability