Endeavor Robotics received an order for 32 lightweight SUGV systems equipped with the common controller, uPoint® Multi-Robot Control System. This is the first large scale US DoD fielding of the proven application based, tablet control system capable of operating multiple systems across their family of robots
CHELMSFORD, Mass., Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Endeavor Robotics, the U.S.-based, leading ground robotics company has received an order for 32 of the battle-proven Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGV) equipped with the Endeavor Robotics uPoint Multi-Robot Control System. To date more than 1,000 SUGV robots have been fielded worldwide to domestic and international defense, law enforcement, and industrial customers. The proven uPoint Multi-Robot control system greatly decreases on-robot training time by leveraging ubiquitous technology and familiar tablet-based user-interfaces. uPoint has been successfully integrated across the family of man-transportable Endeavor Robotics products, including the FirstLook®, SUGV, and PackBot®.
The Endeavor Robotics SUGV has been in service across the United States Armed Forces since 2009, providing dismounted operations with a back-packable, easily deployable, rugged less than 20 lb robot.
SUGV meets IP67 ratings, operates in all environmental conditions, integrates multiple sensors and hardware for increased capabilities, climbs and descends stairs, provides dexterous and robust manipulation and lift/inspection capabilities while also being capable of extending operational range through mesh networking with other deployed Endeavor systems.
The Endeavor Robotics uPoint Multi-Robot Control System consists of an Androidâ„¢-based, rugged, tablet controller and Persistent Systems, LLC, MPU5 Radio network. The integration of the mesh networking with Endeavor Robotics robots is a force multiplier for our warfighters by significantly increasing the distance of unmanned ground operations and enabling operators to control or observe multiple robot assets through a common controller interface.
About Endeavor Robotics: Endeavor Robotics’ robots serve on the front lines around the world. To date Endeavor Robotics has delivered more than 6,000 unmanned ground vehicles worldwide and brings decades of experience sustaining, integrating, and developing new end-user identified capabilities for ground robotic systems. Endeavor develops their tactical mobile robots in concert with operators worldwide and systems have been delivered and operated in areas of conflict and in response to natural disasters. Everyday Endeavor’s robots protect service men and women from IEDs, hazardous materials and other deadly threats. Endeavor Robotics is committed to design, develop and manufacture tactical robotics in the United States, to work with industry leaders and government partners to deliver innovative, reliable, and easy to operate robot solutions. Endeavor’s family of systems include the 5 lb FirstLook, the less than 20 lb SUGV, the man-portable PackBot, and the heavy-duty Kobra.