Clearpath Robotics Announces Dingo™ Indoor Research Robot

Clearpath Robotics today announced Dingo™ Indoor Research Robot, at the International Conference for Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Macau.  Dingo is a compact, lightweight and cost-effective indoor robotic platform that is extensible and programmable, and designed to accelerate robotics research and education. 

 
“Dingo offers the reliability and flexibility our customers expect from a Clearpath robot, at an approachable price point.” Says Julian Ware, General Manager at Clearpath Robotics. “We have seen a gap in the market for a system with these capabilities and believe Dingo is an affordable, ROS-ready indoor platform suitable for benchtop and laboratory testing. The lower cost also makes the use of multi-robot systems more accessible than with other robots.”


Dingo will be offered in two drive configurations - differential and omnidirectional – making it suitable for a wide range of indoor robotics applications ranging from autonomous navigation, mobile manipulation, and mapping.  Its lightweight, compact design and accompanying tutorials make it ideal for classroom and lab teaching.  


With a focus on modularity, Dingo will launch with a range of computing options, and the ability to greatly upgrade battery power, allowing users to fully customize the robot to their specific application.  Dingo can reach speeds of 1.3 meters per second and carry a payload of up to 20kg. 


Designed for end-to-end integration and customization, Dingo includes wheel encoders, programmable front-facing LED lights and a payload mounting system, as well as tool-less access to user power and communication ports for integrating  sensors, manipulators, and other third-party hardware. 


Like all of Clearpath mobile robots, Dingo comes with the Robot Operating System (ROS) preconfigured and a Gazebo simulation model, allowing researchers to get started quickly with existing research and widely available open-source ROS libraries.  


Dingo is being showcased at the International Conference for Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Macau, from November 4 – 8, 2019.  Visit the Clearpath Booth (#A03) on the exhibition floor or www.clearpathrobotics.com/dingo to learn more. 


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.
 

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