Clearpath Ridgeback omnidirectional mobile robot platform

Ridgeback is an omnidirectional heavy development robotic platform designed for mobile manipulation and custom payloads. The Omni drive base provides precision positioning in constrained environments and comes fully integrated with onboard computer, front and optional rear LiDAR sensors and an IMU. A mobile robot offering native ROS and Gazebo integration, Ridgeback is plug-and-play compatible with Clearpath’s wide range of robot accessories.

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

    • Omnidirectional – Omnidirectional Mecanum wheels combined with a precision drive and high-resolution encoders (35840 pulses per revolution) enable exact position control within 3 degrees of manoeuvrability.
    • Unconstrained development – Ridgeback’s versatility enables unconstrained path and algorithm planning and can simulate a more limited platform by not using its side-to-side capabilities.
    • 360° FoV – Achieve an unobstructed 360° field of view by adding a rear-facing LiDAR sensor to fuse with the integrated front-facing LiDAR. This allows Ridgeback to operate autonomously, avoid collisions and plan paths that take full advantage of the manoeuvrability provided by the Omni drive base.
    • Low profile – At just 30cm tall and less than 80cm wide Ridgeback operates effectively in the majority of industrial and commercial environments. A passive suspension system ensures reliable traction over floor transitions or changes in terrain, for example; concrete to carpet.
    • Highly customisable – Ridgeback is plug-and-play compatible with the extensive menu of Clearpath Robotics accessories making prototyping simple and straightforward.

Applications

  • Academic research
  • Mobile manipulation
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Industrial automation
  • Remote facilities operation
  • Research and development
  • Materials transport
  • Perception and navigation

Specifications

Dimensions960 x 793 x 296 mm
Weight135Kg
Maximum payload100Kg
Maximum speed1.1m/s
Obstacle clearance18mm
Drivers and APIsROS

Additional information

Weight135 kg
Dimensions96cm x 79.3cm x 29.6cm
Manufacturer

These pre-configured packages offer everything needed to hit the ground running. 

Sawyer package

Includes a podium mount, power system tie-ins and communication for Sawyer, enabling the robot to be integrated in less than 30 minutes. Easily coordinate behaviours between Ridgeback and Sawyer with ROS support and a software URDF which defines sensor positions.

Applications

  • Mobile manipulation
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Industrial automation

Included accessories

  • Sawyer mounting podium
  • Robotiq three-finger gripper
  • 120/240V VAC power inverter

Featured upgrades

  • LMS111 LiDAR (front and rear)
  • On-Board Computer GPU Upgrade
  • BumbleBee Stereo Camera
  • HDL-32e 3D Laser Scanner
  • 3DM-GX3-25 IMU

UR5 package

Includes mechanical mounting, integrated UR5 controller, power and communications for the Universal Robotics UR5 robot arm. It also includes a Robotiq 3-Finger gripper and a force-torque sensor. Easily coordinate behaviours between Ridgeback and UR5 with full ROS, Gazebo Physics Simulator, RViz and MoveIT! Motion planner support.

Applications

  • Mobile manipulation
  • Human interaction research
  • Industrial automation

Included accessories

  • UR5 robot arm
  • Three-finger 85 Robotiq gripper
  • Robotiq FT 300 force-torque sensor
  • BumbleBee stereo camera
  • FLIR PTU D46-17 pan-tilt unit

Featured upgrades

  • LMS111 LiDAR (front or rear)
  • Flea3 Camera
  • Velodyne VLP16 3D LiDAR
  • 3DM-GX5-25 IMU

FANUC package

Includes mechanical mounting, integrated FANUC controller, power and communications for the FANUC robot arm. Easily coordinate behaviours between Ridgeback and FANUC with full ROS, Gazebo Physics Simulator, RViz and MoveIT! Motion planner support.

Applications

  • Mobile manipulation
  • Remote facilities operation
  • Industrial automation

Featured upgrades

  • LMS111 LiDAR (front or rear)
  • Flea3 Camera
  • Velodyne HDL-32e 3D LiDAR
  • 3DM-GX5-25 IMU

KUKA package

Includes mechanical mounting, integrated KUKA controller, power and communications for the KUKA robot arm. An adjustable height option is available with automatic or manual configurations allowing the KUKA manipulator to operate at ground or table height. Easily coordinate behaviours between Ridgeback and KUKA with full ROS, Gazebo Simulator, RViz and MoveIT! Motion planner support.

Applications

  • Mobile manipulation
  • Remote facilities operation
  • Industrial automation

Featured upgrades

  • LMS111 LiDAR (front or rear)
  • Flea3 Camera
  • Velodyne HDL-32e 3D LiDAR
  • 3DM-GX5-25 IMU

Downloads and media

Clearpath Ridgeback Data Sheet

Clearpath Ridgeback Brochure

Clearpath Ground Robot Sizing Chart

Ridgeback on Github

Ridgeback Omnidirectional Platform

Ridgeback & KUKA IIWA Integration

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.