FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The most versatile robotic utility vehicle
(Kitchener, ON, Canada – March 26, 2013) – Clearpath Robotics is thrilled to unveil their newest robot, the Grizzly Robotic Utility Vehicle. Designed for the most aggressive of agriculture, mining and defense robotics research programs, Grizzly is an ATV-sized robotic platform built to perform like a tractor with the precision of an industrial robot. It can carry a massive 600 kg payload and mount a wide range of standard utility vehicle implements.
“Grizzly was an ambitious project, but it’s the kind of machine we imagined when we set out to make robots – powerful, reliable, and precision based. It’s something that gets people excited,” said Matt Rendall, CEO of Clearpath Robotics. “We are never sitting idle. We’re here to create the best robots in the industry and Grizzly is the result of continuous research, innovation, design, and hard work.”
Grizzly is aptly named. This bot is equipped with an extremely powerful drivetrain which delivers a maximum drawbar pull of 6300 N (1400 lbf). It has survived the toughest tests, providing modularity while maintaining the rugged and robust design which has become a Clearpath trademark. With 26” all-terrain tires and an oscillating front axle, Grizzly can conquer large obstacles with all four wheels securely on the ground. It also offers top of the line control system performance. Independent high power DC motors with individual closed loop control give fine control even in the toughest terrain, while high resolution encoders and an array of internal sensors provide detailed feedback on the robot’s state.
All of Clearpath’s products are incredibly versatile and customizable, and Grizzly is no exception. 20 kWh of user-accessible onboard power, replaceable mounting plates, sensor masts, and many modular accessories provide ultimate flexibility in robotic deployments. Grizzly is now available at clearpathrobotics.com/grizzly.
About Clearpath Robotics
Clearpath Robotics, a global leader in unmanned vehicle robotics for research and development, is dedicated to automating the world’s dullest, dirtiest, and deadliest jobs. The Company serves leading researchers in over 30 countries worldwide in academic, corporate and military environments. Recognizing the value of future innovation, Clearpath Robotics established PartnerBot, a grant program to support university robotics research teams, internationally. Clearpath Robotics provides robust solutions that are engineered for performance, designed for customization, and built for open source. Visit Clearpath Robotics at clearpathrobotics.com, follow us on Twitter @clearpathrobots or like us on Facebook.
Paul van der Vorst
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