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The Polymath autonomy engine

Foundational autonomy built by a team of roboticists, software engineers and machine learning specialists.

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Path planning & navigation

Perception, localization, path planning, and motion control come standard.

Obstacle detection & avoidance

Guidance around obstacles, detected and classified by machine learning.

Safety layer

Safety built in from the start, with auto-stop in case of trouble.

Performance metrics

Data to show how your vehicle is performing in the field.


Autonomy, simplified

Autonomy doesn’t have to be a slog. The Polymath system is easy to deploy (and dare we say, fun).


Get started building behaviors in a simulated test environment.


Add your vehicle specifications to the simulated environment.


Deploy what you've built in sim to a physical vehicle.

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Is Polymath right for me?

Will Polymath work on my (tractor / truck / excavator / custom robot)?

Polymath works on most large outdoor vehicles that operate in a contained environment. Some examples are tractors, dump trucks, combines, yard trucks, or excavators.

If the vehicle meets the following conditions, you’re probably OK:

- Vehicle is intended for industrial use
- Operates in a controlled environment (no public roads)
- Sudden stops are OK
- Ackermann or differential steering

If you’re unsure whether Polymath will work with your vehicle, don’t hesitate to contact us.

What kind of hardware does a vehicle need to use Polymath?

Polymath requires networking, compute, locomotion and drive-by-wire on the physical vehicle.

Essentially, if you have sensors installed and can control the vehicle with a joystick, the vehicle is ready for Polymath.

Need to retrofit an existing vehicle? Contact us and we’ll hook you up with a partner who can help.

What if my vehicle’s still being built or retrofit?

You can still get started in sim for free!

Once you know the dimensions of the vehicle, talk to us about upgrading to a custom vehicle in sim.

Is Polymath compatible with the sensors I’m using?

Probably yes.

While we don’t have an exhaustive list of compatibility, Polymath is compatible with most sensors. If the sensor has a LINUX driver, we can work with it.

Contact us if you're unsure about a specific sensor.

Can I connect Polymath to other software, like a fleet manager or custom app?

Yes! Polymath autonomy can take commands from existing software via API. Check out the documentation here.

Will what I build in sim work on my physical vehicle?

Yes, that’s our commitment.

We’ve built Polymath with the goal of a seamless transition from sim to reality (other than necessary-but-minimal tuning of controls).

In the interim, you can see your custom behaviors operate our live demo vehicle. We’ll discuss this option with you once you have your custom behaviors working in sim.

Can I test the behaviors I build in sim on your demo vehicle?

Yes! Talk to us about this option once your custom behaviors are working in sim.

I can build autonomy myself … why would I use Polymath?

You can.

But it will take a long time, and divert your resources from things that make your robot actually valuable to customers.

You can also set up your own data center. Why would you?

Isn't this just ROS?

Polymath lets you to build an autonomous vehicle without touching ROS. If you’re building custom behaviors, you can do so in ROS containers that will work with Polymath.


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