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ROS Software Maintainer: Clearpath Robotics

Jackal's fully integrated, weatherproof design offers unique capability in a compact package. Jackal was unveiled at IROS 2014, and started shipping in late 2014. It has been under continual development, and the latest-gen version continues to ship as of 2021.

Jackal includes an integrated PC running Ubuntu 18.04 and ROS Melodic. To install the software on your control computer, first ensure that you are using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and have ROS Melodic installed. Then grab the Jackal packages:

sudo apt-get install ros-melodic-jackal-desktop


Whether you are waiting for your robot to arrive, or just interested in ROS development, Jackal's simulation comes fully equipped to get you started. Please see the jackal_simulator page.

For more information or to receive a quote, please visit us online.



See all Jackal UGV tutorials & Guides located here.


Core: jackal_control ‌• jackal_description‌ ‌• jackal_msgs ‌• jackal_navigation

jackal_desktop: jackal_viz

jackal_robot: jackal_base ‌• jackal_bringup

jackal_simulator: jackal_gazebo

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