Company Says It Is The First Multidomain, Transformable, Autonomous Vehicle For Air And Ground
What is being called the first-of-its-kind transformable unmanned autonomous vehicle (hybrid UAS/UGV) was unveiled by Robotic Research at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems —Defense, Protection, Security conference. Dubbed Pegasus, the company says the vehicle will deliver greater flexibility and performance to reconnaissance and combat operations, while creating a stronger shield for military forces.
“We’re excited to be presenting Pegasus to the world today, as the first transformable robotic system — it’s a whole new category of robots,” said Alberto Lacaze, president of Robotic Research. “Nothing before Pegasus has had the reach or versatility of this system. We look forward to sharing this with our customers in the U.S. military, as well as within commercial sectors and areas such as public works.”
Pegasus is equipped with artificial intelligence that can perform obstacle avoidance and full 3D mapping in any environment, and is operated by a common controller built within the ATAK/Netwarrior application.
The Pegasus robotic system was developed to address intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosives missions. Features include:
- Autonomous operations in air or ground modes.
- 20 minutes of operation in flight mode or four hours in ground mode.
- Supporting up to a two-pound payload (ISR and CBRNE payloads available).
- Operating with or without GPS.
- Ability to create a 3D map of its environment.
- First AI system capable of autonomously controlling ground and air mode capabilities.