Here’s a first look at the Black Knight Transformer, which utilizes the vertical take off and landing of a helicopter and couples it with the off road driving capabilities of a truck. To make it even cooler, this robotic warrior is remote controlled. Black Knight was built as part of a U.S. military desire for a ‘multi-mission medical and casualty evacuation unmanned air vehicle/unmanned ground vehicle’, according to Pop Science. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Pop Sci reports that “in essence, sending a robot helicopter to evacuate wounded troops is good because it means the military can operate in weather unsafe for human pilots and doesn’t risk more medical personnel than absolutely necessary. If the robot helicopter can also drive like an off-road vehicle, that gives the military even more rescue options.”