Clearpath Robotics is recognized by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) for Jackal mobile robot
(Kitchener, ON, Canada - January 24, 2017) Clearpath Robotics, a division of Clearpath and global leader of unmanned robotic vehicles for research and development, has won the 2017 IEEE Robotics and Automation Award for Product Innovation from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS). The company was recognized specifically for their Jackal unmanned ground vehicle (UGV).
Jackal UGV is a small, weather-proof mobile robotic platform designed for application development and rapid prototyping. Jackal UGV is durable, includes an easy-to-use mounting platform for sensors and payloads, and natively supports the open source Robot Operating System (ROS). These key features have led Jackal to be quickly adopted by researchers across a broad range of industries including mining, military, agriculture, and environmental monitoring.
"We are honored to receive this award and to be recognized for our ongoing contributions to global robotics research community." said Julian Ware, General Manager for Research Solutions at Clearpath Robotics. "The versatility of Jackal UGV has encouraged wide adoption in applications that we did not envision. Customers are continuing to dream up new uses for our robot. "
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Award for Product Innovation was established to identify companies which have made an innovative commercial product using robotics and automation science and technology. Factors considered by judges include the significance of the innovation, creativity, technical merit, originality and the potential impact in the field of the product.
David Orin, Senior Past President for IEEE RAS and Chair of the Awards Committee, noted the strong positive evaluation that Jackal UGV received in being selected for the award: "A great product for field robotics, very well designed and implemented and with many successful use cases and happy clients from R&D and beyond."
The award will be announced and presented in May at the annual IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Singapore.
For more information, visit www.clearpathrobotics.com/jackal.
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.