Clearpath Robotics Wins Game Changer Award for Kingfisher Robot

Clearpath Robotics was announced a winner of the 2014 Game Changer Awards for its RoboBusiness, a business development event for the global robotics market.

The Game Changer Awards are produced by Robotics Business Review to honour remarkable technical accomplishments and makers within the robotics industry around the world. Winners were selected by a panel of judges, including technology experts from the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. Judges rated products based on the following criteria: standout attributes, design, functionality, benefit to robotics and impact within its primary application area.

“We’re thrilled that Kingfisher USV has been recognized with a Game Changer Award,” said Julian Ware, General Manager for Research Products at Clearpath Robotics. “It is an honour to be distinguished in the same company as the other winning, leading robotics institutions.”

Kingfisher won the category of “Data Collection Platform.” Other categories included Autonomoius Navigation, won by Kairos Autonomi’s Uomo, and Industrial Productivity, won by Andrew Alliance’s Automated Pipetting Robot.

“Game Changers is an awards program for robotics visionaries,” says Tom Green, Editor in Chief, Robotics Business Review. “These winners represent products leading the way in critical technology categories. Long after the award presentation, Game Changer Award winners remain in the public eye, as they should.”

Kingfisher Unmanned Surface Vessel is a battery-operated robot boat designed for research and rapid prototyping. Equipped with a sensor station, an onboard Atom PC, electric thrusters, GPS, wifi radio, and semi-planing hulls, Kingfisher serves as a marine research platform as well as a remote survey system for bathymetric and hydrometric data collection.