United States Navy Purchases Three Robotnik Summit XL Mobile Vehicles From Barrett
CAMBRIDGE, MA and VALENCIA, SPAIN, Nov 07, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
The United States Navy has ordered three Robotnik Summit XL mobile
platforms from Barrett Technology, in Cambridge, MA, USA. These
compact autonomous vehicles are unique because of their special
triple combination of (1) independent suspension, (2) independent
drives, and (3) omni-directional treads at each of its wheels,
enabling unmatched speed and agility.
Robotnik manufactures a range of Autonomously Guided Vehicles (AGVs),
including the Summit XL-Omni, for a variety of indoor and outdoor
applications. These ground vehicles have extraordinarily nimble
suspension systems that handle obstacles over half the height with
grace, even at high speeds (3 m/sec). Robotnik also offers a wide
range of sensor and telepresence packages such as a variety of
high-performance laser range scanners, Kinect for low-cost range
finding, PTZ pan-tilt video cameras, differential GPS, navigation
accelerometers and gyroscopes, and provisions for intuitive remote
control. The underlying software is all ROS-based to support
straightforward programming for customers who need it.
The design, manufacture, and maintenance of these products are
international in nature. Robotnik CEO Roberto Guzman states: "Barrett
has been a solid partner for us, and so we're especially pleased with
this early adoption of our vehicles by the United States Navy."
Barrett CEO Bill Townsend responds: "We're equally pleased to be
aligned with such a competent engineering-driven company as
Robotnik." Together, Barrett and Robotnik offer a wide selection of
mobile platforms and total arm-hand manipulation, separately or
integrated, for a wide range of applications.
About Barrett Technology, Inc.
Barrett is the technology leader in the design and manufacture of
high-performance robotic arms and hands for emerging applications
requiring superior versatility.
About Robotnik Automation S.L.L.
Award-winning Robotnik is ISO9001:08 certified, and is Europe's
leader in the design and manufacture of autonomous indoor and field
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