An application of the MIC Owl Autonomy Unit, the SmartTrakk is Mobile Intelligence Corporation's
(MIC) autonomous tracked robot. Built on the SuperDroid commercial ATR-HD2 platform, the SmartTrakk
integrates MIC's Owl autonomy unit and Perch platform controller to provide unparalleled capabilities
in an autonomous ground robot. The SmartTrakk is standards-compliant, supporting JAUS/AS-4 global
commands, camera commands and status commands. The SmartTrakk is autonomous, with the Owl providing
stereo-based obstacle avoidance, tactical route planning, and moving object tracking and GeoLocation.
The SmartTrakk is fully integrated with MIC's Multi-Platform Controller (MPC) operator control unit
providing interoperability with the Army's FBCB2 system. Communications are UDP or TCP, over any IP
radio system, with 802.11g as the commercial-grade default.
The SmartTrakk accepts JAUS/AS-4 Global Waypoint commands and communicates with the Owl, which uses a
Point Grey Bumblebee II stereo camera to build maps, avoid obstacles and plan a safe path through
complex terrain. The Perch controller interfaces with the platform hardware (motor controllers and
optical encoders) and manages robot localization using an inertial measurement unit, data from the
motor encoders and, when available, a GPS receiver. The optional MIC TrakkR target tracker includes
a pan/tilt unit housing a 40x zoom Sony Block Camera, combined with a fixed-beam laser range finder
for precise target tracking and GeoLocation and is controlled through using JAUS/AS-4 Camera Pose and
View the SmartTrakk Brochure
for more details.
for a brief video clip of the SmartTrakk at the Homeland Defense Test site housed at the Picatinny
Arsenal in New Jersey.
MIC SmartTrakk Specifications
*Excludes antenna height for remote control option.