Turtlebot Euclid will no longer be offered as a commercially available platform
(Kitchener, ON, Canada - MAR 16, 2018) Clearpath Robotics, a global provider of mobile robots for research and development, has announced it is cancelling the offering of the Turtlebot Euclid platform and will open source all development work. The company will make the code, electrical and mechanical design, parts list, and assembly instructions available online for free.
"By open sourcing TurtleBot Euclid, we hope to encourage members of the robotics community to build on the extensive design and engineering effort we've put into Turtlebot Euclid," said Julian Ware, General Manager for Research Solutions at Clearpath Robotics. "This work provides a great starting point for roboticists wanting to use either the Intel Euclid Development Kit or the Create2 in a mobile robotics application, and could be used as the basis of a competition or education platform."
While TurtleBot Euclid will no longer be sold commercially, the company will continue to sell and support the TurtleBot 2 robotics learning kit. TurtleBot 2 consists of a Kobuki mobile robot base, provided by Yujin Robot, a dual-core netbook, Orbbec Astra Pro sensor, and gyroscope - all integrated to deliver an out-of-the-box development platform.
"TurtleBot 2 continues to be the most popular reference platform for learning ROS and advanced robotics concepts," Ware added. "We didn't feel that by offering a new variant we could offer our users a superior experience."
Click here to learn more about TurtleBot 2.
Click here to access the TurtleBot Euclid open source repository.
About Clearpath Robotics
Clearpath Robotics is a global leader in unmanned vehicle robotics for research and development, and provides hardware, software and services to enable self-driving vehicle development, deployment, and operation. Clearpath works with over 500 of the world's most innovative brands in over 40 countries, serving markets that span industrial materials handling, mining, military, agriculture, aerospace, and academia. Clearpath is an award-winning company with recent awards, including Robotics Business Review Top 50 Company, Edison Award for Innovation, Business Insider Top 40 under 40, and Canada's Top 100 Employers. Visit Clearpath Robotics at www.clearpathrobotics.com.