At first glance, the Red Valtra may appear to be a giant robot from Pacific Rim or other science fiction films, but it’s actually a semi-autonomous shapeshifting tractor. Its symmetrical design lets the vehicle instantaneously switch between directions, while its limbs are capable of extending or contracting depending on the job. Each individual wheel comes equipped with an all-electric motor, and its autonomous technology allows it to easily travel between sites, programmed to follow GPS routes, track human operated vehicles, or be controlled remotely when needed. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“As for safety, infrared laser scanners are installed on both sides of the bonnet and in front of the mudguards for 360° obstacle detection and collision avoidance. Active sensors emit high intensity illumination, making working at dark as efficient and safe as during daytime. Both ends are also equipped with optical cameras for remote control in more delicate situations,” reports Yanko Design.