Clearpath Jackal UGV

Jackal from Clearpath Robotics is a small, fast, entry-level field robotics research platform. It has an onboard computer, GPS and IMU fully integrated with ROS, wireless connectivity via Blue-tooth and WiFi so is ready to go straight out of the box. A welded aluminium chassis providing IP65 protection and high torque 4×4 drivetrain makes this a rugged little autonomous UGV that is ready to take on demanding terrain.

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

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Description

As with all Clearpath robots, Jackal is plug-and-play compatible with a considerable list of robot accessories to quickly expand your research and development.  Operators receive end-to-end visibility of Jackal’s operation with the comprehensive ROS API.

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

  • Turnkey – Onboard PC comes fully equipped so that you can quickly sync ROS with an RVIZ GUI and Gazebo model. Skip weeks of setup and jump straight into your research with Jackal’s extensive demo code. With wireless connectivity via Bluetooth and wifi, Jackal is ready to go every time you turn it on.
  • All-terrain & weatherproof – A sturdy aluminium chassis and high torque 4×4 drivetrain enable travel through challenging terrains, while IP62 weatherproof casing and operating temperature range from -20°C to 45°C allow Jackal to stand up to the elements. All connections pass through a compressed-foam cable management port for communicating with external payloads without needing a complex seal.
  • Customisable – Choose from an extensive list of compatible sensors, cameras and other accessories to integrate via Jackal’s simple mounting interface. Use the 5V, 12V or 24V power options and easily connect to the internal onboard PC. The internal area is available for additional computing power or storage.

Applications

  • Academic research
  • Multi-robot systems
  • Perception & navigation
  • Lab teaching tool
  • Environmental monitoring

Specifications

External dimensions508 x 430 x 250 mm
Internal dimensions250 x 100 x 85 mm
Weight17Kg
Maximum payload20Kg
Maximum speed2.0 m/s
Operating time4 hours
User power5V at 5A, 12V at 10A, 24V at 20A
Drivers and APIsROS, Mathworks

Additional information

Weight17 kg
Dimensions50.8cm x 43cm x 25cm
Manufacturer

Jetson TX2 Developer Package

Clearpath has partnered with NVIDIA to offer a Jackal built around the Jetson TX2: a fast, efficient computing device, ideal for robotics development. The JETSON TX2 developer package takes advantage of NVIDIA’s standard hardware interfaces and graphics processing capabilities. Built around a powerful GPU and loaded with 8GB of memory and 59.7 GB/s of memory bandwidth, the Jetson is the preferred computing platform for VSLAM, 3D imaging and machine learning applications.

Explorer Package

Designed for basic autonomous operation in both indoor and outdoor environments. Applications range from GPS waypoint navigation with laser-based collision avoidance, to indoor mapping and path planning. A powerful Mini-ITX computer system comes pre-installed with Linux and ROS; all component ROS drivers are installed and pre-configured. LMS111 laser range finder, SMART7-L GPS, Flea3 camera and 3DM-GX3-25 IMU included.

Vision Package

Includes two front-facing Flea3 cameras for stereo vision, an upgraded GPU graphics card and a high-performance computer. This package comes with a pre-installed CUDA toolkit and is fully supported with ROS, RViz (visualization), and Gazebo (simulator).

Navigator Package

Combines a high-end RTK (real-time kinematic) GPS with a long-range base station to enable localization accuracy to less than 2cm and remote communication up to 0.62 miles.

Downloads and media

Jackal Datasheet

Jackal Brochure

Jackal In The Wild Brochure

Jackal User Manual

Clearpath Ground Robot Sizing Chart

Jackal code on Github

Jackal 3D Model

Jackal UGV in action

Getting started with Jackal 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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