Clearpath Robotics has been awarded a Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) contract through Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) for the Kingfisher M200 Remote Survey System. Water Survey Canada will be testing the unmanned surface vessel at facilities across the country and providing invaluable feedback to assist with successful commercialization of the system as an advanced surface water monitoring tool.
“By supporting innovations from emerging businesses, PWGSC is opening doors for technology companies throughout the country,” says Matthew Rendall, CEO of Clearpath Robotics. “This is a fantastic opportunity to receive input from industry professionals early in the commercialization process and use that insight to release the best possible product to market.”
The Kingfisher M200 is an incredibly customizable platform with applications ranging from hydrology staples such as bathymetric data collection, shore erosion monitoring, sediment mapping and flow rate measurements, to dam inspection and harbour safety. Able to collect nearly 100 times more data, up to eight times faster than traditional survey methods, the Kingfisher can cut labour and budget requirements by 60% – all while dramatically improving onsite safety.