Ridgeback - Omnidirectional platform

Ridgeback - Omnidirectional platform

Clearpath Robotics | A-000000-01935

The Ridgeback robot is an omnidirectional indoor robotic platform capable of moving precisely high loads in a constrained environment. The robot is fully integrated, it is supplied with front and rear laser rangefinders and provides an inertial unit. The Ridgeback robot offers native integration with ROS and Gazebo.

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Ridgeback features

Ridgeback is designed with omnidirectional Mecanum wheels controlled by precision drives and high resolution encoders (35840 pulses per revolution) to enable exact position control within 3 degrees of maneuverability.

Ridgeback’s versatility enables unconstrained path and algorithm planning. Ridgeback can even simulate a more limited platform by not using its side-to-side capabilities.

The integrated LIDAR and top plate is designed for an unobstructed 360-degree LIDAR field of view (rear-mounted LIDAR required). This allows Ridgeback to operate autonomously, avoid collisions and plan paths that take full advantage of the maneuverability offered by its omnidrive base.

Ridgeback is only 11in (30cm) tall and fits through a standard 32in (80cm) door. This allows Ridgeback to operate effectively in typical industrial and commercial environments without issue. It also has a passive suspension system to ensure reliable traction over floor transitions or changes in terrain (ie. concrete to carpet).


As with all Clearpath robots, Ridgeback is plug-and-play compatible with our extensive list of robot accessories. Prototyping an industrial or commercial mobile robot has never been easier.

ridgeback platform mobile omnidirectional technical diagram

Technical specifications of the Ridgeback robot

Dimensions of the Ridgeback robot are as follows:

  • External dimensions: 960 x 793 x 296 mm
  • Weight: 135 kg
  • Max Payload: 100 kg
  • Max Velocity : 1,1 m/s
  • Obstacle clearance: 18 mm
  • 4 independent omnidirectional wheels
  • Drivers and API : ROS (Robot Operating System)
  • Autonomy: 15h at max payload
  • Charging time: around 8h
  • Power : 2000 W peak, 800 W continuously
  • AGM Batteries 24V 100Ah
  • Available Power onboard: 5V / 12V / 24V, each protected by a 10A fuse
  • Communication : Ethernet, USB 3.0, RS232
  • Accessoires inclus : PC embarqué, gyroscope et scanner laser
  • Control modes: Kinematic control (forward, sideways, rotation), individual wheel velocities

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Data sheet
Max. speed
3,5-5,5 km/h
100 -150 kg
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