Swift Navigation & Carnegie Robotics partner for navigation & self-driving

Swift Navigation, builder of centimeter-accurate GPS technology to power autonomous vehicles, is teaming up with Carnegie Robotics LLC. This technology-focused alliance will yield a line of navigation products for autonomous vehicles, outdoor robotics and machine control, the first of which will be announced on May 8, 2017 at the AUVSI Xponential 2017 event in Dallas, TX.

Swift Navigation solutions utilize real-time kinematics (RTK) technology, providing location solutions that are 100 times more accurate than traditional GPS, at a fraction of the cost. Swift recently shipped its newest product, Piksi Multi, a multi-band, multi-constellation high-precision GNSS receiver, perfectly apt for autonomous vehicles. Just as Swift’s original Piksi module ushered in a new era of precision GPS affordability, the new Piksi Multi represents a revolution in robotics positioning with advanced precision GNSS capabilities for the mass market. The robotics market, through this partnership with Carnegie Robotics, stands to benefit from Piksi Multi’s improved localization and control.

Carnegie Robotics is a leader in supplying rugged, reliable robotic systems for getting work done in the real world. The team at Carnegie Robotics (CRL) has decades of experience successfully transitioning state-of-the-art technologies from early design into commercial use in precision agriculture, machine control, autonomous vehicles, as well as industrial and military robots. This process requires both a deep knowledge of robotics and best-in-class engineering, but it cannot succeed without also addressing the business case, the needs of the end-user, reliability, maintenance, safety, certifications and the dozens of other essential factors necessary for a product to succeed in the real world.

More information about the partnership and the unveiling of this duo’s first joint product will take place on May 8, 2017 at the AUVSI Xponential 2017 event being held in Dallas, TX from May 8-10, 2017.

Swift Navigation, Inc. was founded in 2012 to make GPS positioning technology more accurate and affordable.

Carnegie Robotics LLC (CRL) was founded in 2010 to be an end-to-end provider of reliable robotic components and autonomous mobile ground robots.