Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled their latest project, TIGER (Transforming Intelligent Ground Excursion Robot), and it’s the company’s second Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (UMV). This transforming intelligent ground excursion robot is designed specifically for carrying various types of payload while traveling over challenging terrain. It’s based on a modular platform architecture, which consists of a sophisticated leg / wheel locomotion system, 360-degree directional control, and multiple sensors for remote observation. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can also fully charge and deliver TIGER to inaccessible locations. It can use its large load bay housed within its body means to transport goods for delivery, or be deployed to deliver aid packages in emergencies. Thanks to its flexible leg-wheel articulation, TIGER can tackle a range of extreme situations while keeping payloads more level than a typical ground vehicle. When its legs are retracted, TIGER drives like an all-wheel drive vehicle, but when it gets stuck, they can be used to get unstuck or easily travel over that terrain.
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