Grizzly Robot: Unmanned Ground Vehicle Robot
Canada-based robotics company Clearpath Robotics has unveiled the aptly-named Grizzly Robot Utility Vehicle: an unmanned four wheel drive robotic platform that promises to tackle the most demanding agricultural, mining, and defense tasks you can throw at it, whatever the terrain. The yellow and black vehicle features four 26 inch (66 cm) all-terrain tires, and a front axle with 16 degrees articulation. This, coupled with an 8-inch (20 cm) clearance, allows the Grizzly to navigate obstacles of up to 6 inches (15 cm), while all four wheels still remain firmly on the ground. Grizzly is powered forward by an 80-horsepower (60 kW) electric motor, and its drivetrain offers a maximum drawbar pull of 6,300 N (1,400 pound-force). Clearpath Robotics says the vehicle is capable of pulling a plow, or carrying a payload which weighs up to 1,322 pounds (600 kg). A range of internal sensors are on-board to provide feedback on the robot's state. Grizzly measures 68.9 x 50.5 x 31.9 inches (175 x 128 x 81 cm), and weighs a maximum of 2,000 pounds (910 kg), depending on the type of battery chosen. It can cruise at a speed of 12 mph (9 km/h), for up to 12 hours, or manage three hours of heavy-duty towing. The powerfully-built bot has a bullbar up-front, but a winch accessory is available at additional charge.
|max. Speed||19 km/h|
|Operation Time||12 hr|
- Country: Canada
- Company: Clearpath