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Husky

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Husky is a tough unmanned ground vehicle designed for robotics research in outdoor environments. Its all-terrain tires and powerful motors allow it to conquer snow, sand, mud, and steep hills.

Creator
Clearpath Robotics
Country
Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
Year
2011
Type
Research, Industrial
Creator
Clearpath Robotics
Country
Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
Year
2011
Type
Research, Industrial

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Specs

FEATURES
Modular and easy to customize. Equipped with industry standard slotted aluminum frame for rapid payload mounting.
HEIGHT
39 cm | 15.3 in
LENGTH
99 cm | 39 in
WIDTH
67 cm | 26.4 in
WEIGHT
50 kg | 110 lb (including battery)
SPEED
3.6 km/h | 2.2 mph

SENSORS
On-board: IMU, battery voltage, motor currents, and wheel odometry sensors.
ACTUATORS
DC motors
POWER
24-V 20-Ah sealed lead-acid battery, 8 hours of operation. Onboard: 5-V, 12-V, and 24-V power supply for user payload.
COMPUTING
Computing and sensor payloads according to customer requests.
SOFTWARE
ROS, LabVIEW, Player/Stage, custom software in C++ and Python.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
N/A
MATERIALS
Aluminum
COST
N/A
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
Clearpath began as four University of Waterloo mechatronics engineering students decided to create robotics technology that could help the military save lives and avoid casualties. Their plans began to take shape when they entered a robotics ground vehicle competition organized by the U.S. Army. Clearpath's goal was to develop a team of low-cost mobile robots that could employ a divide-and-conquer strategy to clear minefields without risking human life. That was the beginning of a project that would lead to the creation of Husky, an all-terrain unmanned ground vehicle. The goal is to offer Husky to researchers seeking a rugged and reliable research platform.
WEBSITE
http://www.clearpathrobotics.com