Autonomy Research Kit
ALL-IN-ONE AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION
The Autonomy Research Kit (ARK) is an all-in-one autonomy kit that enables robust point-to-point autonomous navigation of mobile robots. The kit provides advanced software with a powerful processor and sensor suite, and integrates seamlessly with Clearpath mobile robotic development platforms. Designed for researchers in academia and corporate R&D, ARK is ROS ready and fully extensible with a well documented developer API.
- ARK Processor
- 2 Lidar Sensors
- Ethernet Cables
- Setup and Quick-Start Guide
- API and Programming Documentation
ROBUST & RELIABLE AUTONOMY
ARK software provides reliable point-to-point autonomous navigation in changing indoor environments with dynamic path planning, simultaneous mapping and localization (SLAM) and obstacle avoidance.
QUICK & EASY INTEGRATION
ARK integrates seamlessly with Clearpath research robots, including the Husky UGV and Ridgeback mobile manipulation platform. The ARK processor is designed to work with your ROS development environment
and comes with a well-documented developer API, allowing you to get started quickly with existing research and widely available opensource ROS libraries.
EFFORTLESS MAPPING & NAVIGATION
ARK provides an intuitive, web-based interface, called ARK Mapper, for manually controlling the robot and creating 2D maps of indoor environments. Once a map of the environment has been generated and saved to the robot, simply click a point on the map and the robot will navigate to that point autonomously, detecting and avoiding obstacles along the way.
|Interfacing & Communication||Ehternet LAN
Wireless Web Interface
|Supported Lidars||Hokuyo UST-10LX
|Environments||Indoor, single-level, infrastructure free-navigation|
|Supported Drive Types||Differential|
|Included Components||ARK Processor
Setup & Quick-Start Guide
Wireless E-Stop (optional)
Obstacle avoidance/Reconfigurable safety distances
The Research Autonomy Kit is currently supported on the following mobile robotic platforms.
See the Autonomy Research Kit in action.
ARK User Manual
ARK API Documentation