LORD equipping Clearpath research robot platform with inertial sensors through new partnership



LORD Corp. has partnered with Clearpath Robotics to equip the Clearpath research robot platform with LORD’s inertial sensors.

LORD inertial sensors enhance the autonomous capabilities of Clearpath’s robots, helping provide them with precise navigation in applications such as 3-D mapping in difficult terrain.

“The partnership between LORD and Clearpath gives users a full array of state-of-the-art inertial sensors available for direct integration on Clearpath platforms or from the Clearpath Components Store,” says Jim Toscano, senior business development manager, LORD Sensing. “Assembling a highly capable autonomous robot has never been easier.”  

LORD designs and manufactures a “full-feature” inertial sensor product line with a common protocol and advanced software, which integrates low noise, low drift gyros and accelerometers. The company notes that every unit is fully calibrated and temperature compensated, which results in superior real-world performance under conditions of temperature variation, shock, and vibration.

Clearpath Robotics offers LORD inertial sensors on its mobile robots to academic and corporate research organizations for a variety of applications including, but not limited to, survey and inspection, oil and gas and agriculture. LORD inertial sensors provide dynamic position and orientation information to determine robot heading, as well as roll and pitch accuracy.

“We've recommended and used LORD Sensing, MicroStrain sensors for many years, so this partnership is a perfect fit,” says Julian Ware, general manager, Clearpath Robotics.

“Many of our customers develop their own navigation solutions, and having an accurate, reliable inertial measurement unit is essential. The LORD Sensing solutions are the best options for mobile robotics development.”