OUTDOORNAV AUTONOMY SOFTWARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Easiest Way to Build Off-Road Autonomous Vehicles

OutdoorNav is an outdoor autonomy software platform designed for vehicle developers, OEMs and robotics researchers. Compatible with Clearpath outdoor mobile platforms, OutdoorNav provides reliable, industry-leading GPS-based navigation for faster, more efficient autonomous vehicle development.

Fast-track Autonomy Development

Turbocharge your autonomous vehicle development and get your off-road vehicle to market faster.

Save on Development Costs

Gain advanced autonomy while avoiding extensive staffing, engineering and development costs.

Easy to Integrate

Easily add OutdoorNav to your off-road vehicle with a well documented, highly configurable API, ROS compatibility, reference designs, user guides and more.

Industry-leading Autonomy

OutdoorNav delivers robust and reliable localization through proprietary sensor fusion, continuous path planning and monitoring, obstacle detection and avoidance, and more.

ACCELERATE YOUR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT

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Robust & Reliable Autonomous Navigation

OutdoorNav software provides robust, reliable and precise point-to-point GPS-based navigation through proprietary sensor fusion of GPS, IMU, LiDAR and platform odometry. With built-in continuous path planning, and obstacle detection and avoidance, outdoor vehicles can navigate autonomously and precisely between user-defined waypoints collision-free. Customized tasks can be added to waypoints, such as capturing sensor data or imagery at specific locations, and auto-docking capabilities allow for hands-off battery charging.

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Real-Time Command And Control

Use the built-in Teleoperation mode to confidently operate your vehicles remotely via cellular connection using an on-screen or physical joystick. Onboard sensor data from network cameras, LiDARS and other integrated components can be easily visualized in real-time through the web-based user interface. Vehicle operation can be conveniently switched from autonomous mode to teleoperation and vice versa at any time during missions.

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Easy-to-use Web Interface

OutdoorNav’s built-in web-based user interface makes it easy to build, edit, monitor and manage autonomous missions, assign customized tasks to waypoints, visualize data from connected sensors, and view the vehicle’s live position on an interactive map. At a glance, capture essential status data from the vehicle including velocity, signal strength, e-stop status, vehicle battery charge and more.

Expand & Customize with Documented API

With a well documented Application Programming Interface (API), build and expand the autonomous navigation system by integrating your own custom ROS-based applications and graphical interfaces, or by connecting third-party fleet management tools.

View OutdoorNav API Documentation

Hardware


Vehicle Compatibility

Clearpath Vehicles
OutdoorNav software and hardware development kit is fully compatible with Clearpath’s outdoor ground vehicles including the Jackal UGV, Husky UGV and Warthog UGV.

Husky Observer
Our latest fully integrated inspection solution that is pre-installed with OutdoorNav. Learn more about Husky Observer.

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Sensor Configuration

OutdoorNav software is compatible with a variety of sensors and components. Please refer to Clearpath’s reference hardware designs for recommended hardware configurations. Additional third-party sensors and components can be easily integrated using the highly configurable OutdoorNav API.

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Designed for Off-Road Automation

Highly configurable and customizable to specific applications, OutdoorNav software and hardware kits are ideal for prototyping and developing the next-generation of smart autonomous industrial machines that aim to increase productivity, improve efficiency and address forecasted labor shortages.

 

Energy Sites Surveying & Inspection

  • Remote virtual inspection, data sampling and image capture of infrastructure, high-value assets and safety critical equipment on oil & gas rigs, electrical substations, nuclear facilities, and solar and wind farms.
Husky UGV essentials integration

Construction Automation

  • Unmanned data collection, scanning and quality inspection of job sites
  • Autonomous excavation and material transportation
  • Remote construction site and progress monitoring
Husky UGV essentials integration

Security & Surveillance

  • Autonomous patrolling and monitoring of outdoor private and secured facilities
  • Panoramic observation, real-time image transmission and data capture
  • Wireless teleoperation of vehicle and onboard surveillance cameras via web-based interface
Husky UGV essentials integration

Mining

  • Autonomous hauling and material handling in open pit mining environments
  • Remote inspection and surveying of machinery, piles, tailing dams and critical infrastructure

 

Agriculture

  • Unmanned land preparation and tilling
  • Autonomous seed planting & crop harvesting
  • Remote crop and soil monitoring in orchards & vineyards
  • Targeted pesticide spraying and pest management

 

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Advancing Autonomy with OutdoorNav

Discover how OutdoorNav is reshaping autonomous navigation across a variety of applications. From overseeing construction site inspections to monitoring penguins in Antarctica, OutdoorNav stands out as an extremely versatile software platform!

 

 

DEMINING ROBOTS

Landmine detection is the critical process of identifying and locating landmines that are buried deep in the ground. This process is complicated and dangerous. The Demining Robots project aims to develop a safer, more efficient approach to landmine detection by utilizing a team of Jackal UGVs with OutdoorNav.

 

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PENGUIN COSERVATION

Global warming has a significant impact on our planet’s biodiversity. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is using Husky UGV equipped with OutdoorNav to monitor emperor penguin population dynamics from afar.

 

 

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AGRICOBOTS: PRECISION FARMING

Agricobots aims to revolutionize the approach to nurturing vineyards and other similar crops by granting cultivators the ability to integrate state-of-the-art robotic systems into agricultural practices. They are utilizing OutdoorNav on their own vehicle to achieve robust localization and precise movement within fields.

 

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ALPACABOT: A COLLABORATION WITH FORMANT

Alpacabot uses Formant’s platform which provides a remote web user interface for operating and observing Alpacabot and it’s data from anywhere in the world. Alpacabot also uses OutdoorNav allowing the robot to conduct autonomous missions on the farm.

 

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Learn more about OutdoorNav

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