United States Navy purchases three Robotnik Summit XL mobile vehicles from Barrett.
CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA, and VALENCIA, SPAIN -- Nov 7,2012
The United States Navy has ordered three Robotnik Summit XL mobile
platforms from Barrett Technology, in Cambridge, MA, USA. These
compact autonomous vehicles are unique because of their special triple
combination of (1) independent suspension, (2) independent drives, and
(3) omni-directional treads at each of its wheels, enabling unmatched
speed and agility.
Robotnik manufactures a range of Autonomously Guided Vehicles (AGVs),
including the Summit XL-Omni, for a variety of indoor and outdoor
applications. These ground vehicles have extraordinarily nimble
suspension systems that handle obstacles over half the height with grace,
even at high speeds (3 m/sec). Robotnik also offers a wide range of
sensor and telepresence packages such as a variety of high-performance
laser range scanners, Kinect for low-cost range finding, PTZ pan-tilt video
cameras, differential GPS, navigation accelerometers and gyroscopes, and
provisions for intuitive remote control. The underlying software is all ROSbased
to support straightforward programming for customers who need it.
The design, manufacture, and maintenance of these products are
international in nature. Robotnik CEO Roberto Guzmán states: "Barrett
has been a solid partner for us, and so we're especially pleased with this
early adoption of our vehicles by the United States Navy." Barrett CEO Bill
Townsend responds: "We're equally pleased to be aligned with such a
competent engineering-driven company as Robotnik." Together, Barrett
and Robotnik offer a wide selection of mobile platforms and total arm-hand
manipulation, separately or integrated, for a wide range of applications.
About Barrett Technology, Inc.
Barrett is the technology leader in the design and manufacture of high performance
robotic arms and hands for emerging applications requiring