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FEATURE ARTICLE
WiBotic and Clearpath Robotics Provide Wireless Charging Kits for Unmanned
Ground Vehicles
Wireless charging can be a tricky undertaking when you are
dealing with autonomous mobile robots, but Seattle-based WiBotic
is finding success with its system that combines both inductive
and resonant magnetic technologies to accomplish the
matchmaking. The company recently scored another important
business partner when Clearpath Robotics added the WiBotic
technology to two of its vehicle platforms.
The two companies recently announced the availability of wireless
charging kits for the Jackal UGV, shown above at a construction
site, and its bigger cousin, the Husky UGV. WiBotic
provides autonomous charging and fleet energy management
solutions for the rapidly expanding ecosystem of aerial, mobile,
marine, and space robotics while Clearpath makes unmanned
robotic vehicles for research and development, and other applications.
The
kits can be installed on new robots before they are shipped
or can be retrofitted. Providing a turnkey solution for wireless
power, they allow Clearpath customers to experience fully
autonomous battery charging for the first time. Once a Jackal
or Husky robot navigates to within several centimeters of a
charging station, power is automatically delivered through the
air, providing reliable battery charging even in difficult outdoor
environments.
Each kit contains a WiBotic charging station featuring a wireless
transmitter, housed in a weatherproof enclosure, and
WiBotic receiver components and mounting brackets specially
designed by Clearpath for each robot model. WiBotics makes
a variety of kits for various OEM applications. Its standard
high-power system, shown above, can provide over 250W of
power for larger drones as well as mobile, marine and industrial
robots.
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Wibotic standard high-power kit
" Clearpath has been revolutionizing autonomous robotics for
over a decade, " said Ben Waters, CEO at WiBotic. " Their robots
operate across a wide array of rugged environments from
construction sites to oil refineries to railroad tunnels. With WiBotic
technology built into their new wireless charging kits, the
Jackal and Husky robots can now operate truly on their own.
It's a huge leap forward for operators who want to operate their
robots more autonomously and efficiently while also eliminating
the potential risks associated with manual battery charging in
these often-harsh environments. "
" We're truly excited to partner with Wibotic, a world leader in
autonomous charging solutions, to extend the capabilities of our
robotic platforms, " said Julian Ware, general manager at Clearpath,
based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. " We had looked for
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