Clearpath Husky UGV

A rugged, all-terrain medium-sized robotic development platform, Husky from Clearpath Robotics is an easy to use UGV designed to deal with harsh outdoor environments. Its high payload capacity and power systems make it a highly customisable mobile robot, accommodating a wide range of payloads. Stereo cameras, LiDAR, GPS, IMUs and manipulators – Husky can be easily configured for your research requirements, even the most demanding applications. With a powerful 4×4 zero-maintenance drivetrain, rugged all-terrain tyres and class-leading ground clearance, there is nowhere Husky can’t go.

Preconfigured packages are available – see the popular options tab below.

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Description

Pre-loaded with ROS for ease of integration and implementation for customer needs.

Clearpath mobile robots are highly customisable with a range of accessories and components available, as well as several pre-configured packages – contact us to discuss your requirements. 

Features

  • Easy to use – The first field robotics platform to support ROS from its factory settings. Use Husky to integrate with existing research and build upon the growing knowledge base in the ROS community, producing research results sooner. Husky uses an open-source serial protocol and Clearpath offer API support for ROS, and options for C++ and Python.
  • Rugged & all-terrain – Elegant, simple design built out of durable materials with very few moving parts. High-performance, maintenance-free drivetrain and large lug-tread tyres allow Husky to tackle challenging real-world terrain for years to come
  • Setting the standard – Trusted by hundreds of researchers and engineers globally, Husky has been the test set-up for numerous research papers, providing a proven benchmark for establishing new robot research and development.
  • Precision control – High-resolution encoders deliver improved state estimation and dead reckoning capabilities. A finely tuned, yet user-adjustable controller, offers incredibly smooth motion profiles even at slow speeds (<1cm/s) and with excellent disturbance rejection.
  • Customisable – Husky is plug-and-play compatible with a wide range of robot accessories. Available in pre-configured packages or we can help you select and integrate the accessories required for your application.

Applications

  • Academic research
  • Multi-robot systems
  • Perception & navigation
  • Mobile manipulation
  • Teleoperation

Specifications

External dimensions990 x 670 x 390 mm
Internal dimensions296 x 411 x 155 mm
Weight50Kg
Maximum payload 75Kg
Maximum speed1.0 m/s
Operating time3 hours
User power5V, 12V and 24V fused at 5A each
Drivers and APIs ROS, C++ Library, Mathworks

Additional information

Weight50 kg
Dimensions99cm x 67cm x 39cm
Manufacturer

Starter Package

Ideal for ground-up robotics research & development, and integration of sensors, manipulators or scientific equipment, the starter package comes pre-installed with a mini-ITX with Linux and ROS, while the top plate allows for easy mounting of any sensing, manipulation or computer hardware. Simply connect sensors to the onboard computer and Husky-regulated power supplies to get started. Gamepad controller and spare battery included.

Explorer Package

Equipped with a full suite of sensors (laser scanner, GPS and camera), the Explorer package enables basic indoor and outdoor autonomous functionality. A powerful Mini-ITX computer system comes preinstalled with Linux and ROS. All component ROS drivers are installed and preconfigured. This package accelerates development by eliminating the need to design, manufacture and integrate a system. Top plate, TP-Link router and spare battery included.

Explorer Pro Package

A more advanced version of the Explorer Package using advanced sensors and upgrades to provide a long-range, outdoor autonomous platform. A 50m SICK LMS-151 LIDAR allows long-distance terrain quantification and mapping, while a pan-tilt-zoom IP camera permits teleoperation at long distances. Equipped with a weather-resistant upgrade to IP56 allowing outdoor operation and also comes with an upgraded lithium battery pack which doubles the system run-time. Clearpath base station also included.

Mapping package

Top of the line upgrade for large scale 3D mapping and navigation; a tightly coupled Novatel Inertial-GNSS navigation system installed with a fibreoptic gyro allowing for precise positioning, even with intermittent GPS signals. Dual antennas enable high accuracy, GPS based true heading determination, with a Velodyne 32e 3D LiDAR providing detailed perception of the robot’s environment. A lithium battery upgrade offers extended run-time.

Manipulator package

Includes a UR5 robot arm from Universal Robots and a 2 Finger 85mm Gripper from Robotiq. The UR5 is mounted to the Husky top plate with a custom electronics enclosure and power supply on the vehicle. The arm can extend up to 0.85m and carry a 5kg payload and is safe around humans. Both the UR5 and Robotiq gripper are fully supported in ROS and come with packages preinstalled and configured on the platform’s Mini ITX computer system.

Downloads and media

Husky Datasheet

Husky UGV Brochure 2020

Husky In The Wild Brochure

Husky UGV User Manual

Clearpath Ground Robot Sizing Chart

Husky Code on Github

Husky 3D Model

Husky UGV in action

Getting started with Husky UGV

Finance and Shipping

Restrictions on customers

Please note that due to the high average transaction costs, we must adhere to Anti-money laundering legislation.  For new customers, this comes into effect when the transaction value is more than £8,800 (or equivalent in USD or EUR).

Please note that some products are restricted so we typically do a brief check on location and customer information before accepting self-service orders.

Online ordering (self service)

On orders up to £8,800 (or equivalent in USD or EUR), we offer online ordering with payment by all major credit cards. Payments can be made in GBP only.

Payment options for transactions over £8,800

Please contact us to complete our ‘Know Your Customer’ form for payments in advance (by BACS or Card) above this amount, or apply for a full ‘Credit Account’ for up to 30 days credit, on account.  Payments can be made in GBP, EUR or USD.

Shipping

Shipping by default is by FedEx and typically takes from one to five working days worldwide.  All packages are fully insured from us to you.

Our incoterms are DDP (for UK customers) and DAP (for international customers, including EU).  Other incoterms may be available on request in special circumstances.

Goods can also be collected from our logistics centre.

Loan finance

If you are in the US or most countries in Europe, Level Five Supplies is pleased to offer finance as a payment option.

Our appointed partners in the US and Europe can work with you to make equipment purchase more straightforward.

There are many reasons to consider using finance:

  1. Improves Cash Flow: When you finance your equipment, your cash isn’t tied up in the equipment. Instead, it’s free for other investments that will grow your business, produce income, and ensure the equipment you acquire earns profits over its lifetime.
  2. Preserves Other Lines of Credit: Tomorrow can bring many opportunities. Financing equipment means you’ll have the credit available (either from the bank or other sources) to take advantage of future opportunities.
  3. Hedges against inflation: Your monthly payment remains the same over the term of the lease or loan. Money paid later in the term usually have less purchasing power than those paid at the beginning of the term…so you pay for today’s equipment needs with tomorrow’s lower-value currency.
  4. Provides 100% financing: Even “soft costs” such as training, shipping, installation, and maintenance agreements can usually be included. So you can rest easy knowing that these associated costs won’t disrupt your cash flow.
  5. Simplifies equipment changes: Hiring additional workforce? Increasing efficiency? Additional equipment can easily be added to your existing loan or lease. Or, if you’re trying to stay ahead of the competition by staying ahead of technologies, the equity in your financed equipment can be applied toward the loan or lease of new equipment. These options solve the problems of obsolescence – and make your job easier.
  6. Eliminates hidden charges: You have no compensating balances, no closing costs, and no blanket liens or other restrictive covenants that banks use to increase customers’ cost. What you see is what you get.
  7. Offers excellent rates: Our finance partner rates are highly competitive.
  8. Saves on taxes: Depending on the type of finance agreement you select, as much as 100% of your payments may be tax deductible.
  9. Offers many payment programs: Our finance partners work for you, not us. You choose the type of loan or lease that best fits your needs, and you select the length of the loan or lease term.

The finance agreement is between you and the lender, and we don’t take commission or referral fees – but we’ve done the preparatory work of allocating a broker for the US, and another for Europe, explaining the technology, validating supplier products and explaining how the technology will be used so your application process is simplified and focused entirely on the financials.

The initial part of the process usually takes less than an hour and means that you can spread the cost of a higher value purchase of equipment like this over several months or even years, allowing you to better plan your project or department budgets, but also meaning you can get what you need over the coming years, not just what you can afford today.

Contact our Sales team to discuss your needs further.

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