Clearpath Robotics has won the 2017 IEEE Robotics and Automation Award for Product Innovation from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. The company was recognized specifically for their Jackal unmanned ground vehicle.
Jackal UGV is a small, weather-proof mobile robotic platform designed for application development and rapid prototyping. It is durable and natively supports the open source Robot Operating System.
“We are honored to receive this award and to be recognized for our ongoing contributions to global robotics research community,” said Julian Ware, General Manager for Research Solutions at the Kitchener-born Clearpath Robotics. “The versatility of Jackal UGV has encouraged wide adoption in applications that we did not envision.”
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Award for Product Innovation was established to identify companies which have made an innovative commercial product using robotics and automation science and technology.
David Orin, Senior Past President for IEEE RAS and Chair of the Awards Committee, noted the strong positive evaluation that Jackal UGV received in being selected for the award: “A great product for field robotics, very well designed and implemented and with many successful use cases and happy clients from R&D and beyond.”
The award will be announced and presented in May at the annual IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Singapore.