Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox! Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Grizzly Robot Utility Vehicle: Watch Out, BigDog

by Lambert Varias

A company called Clearpath Robotics Inc. recently unveiled its bot of burden, the Grizzly. The four-wheeled robot can go faster and carry much more load than its most famous counterparts, Boston Dynamics’ BigDog and Alpha Dog. Plus the Grizzly looks a lot friendlier than those alien-like robo-dogs.

grizzly-robot-utility-vehicle-by-clearpath-robotics

The Grizzly can carry up to 1320lbs. of cargo, although I’m not sure if that limit includes the modules that can be installed onto it. The robot can trudge along at up to 12mph for as long as 12 hours, thanks to its 80hp electric motor and two 200Ah batteries. To help it take on difficult terrain, the Grizzly comes standard with 26″ wheels, a bull-bar and a front axle with 16ยบ of articulation. It also a clearance of 8″ to reduce the chance of getting stuck.

Then again, it may not be fair to compare DARPA’s dogs with the Grizzly. After all those ones are still in the prototype stage. Also to their credit they’ll probably be able to conquer more types of terrain because of their legs. But if you need a pack robot now, the Grizzly might be up to the task.

[Clearpath Robotics via DudeIWantThat]




Post a Comment:

Want a personal avatar on your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar now!

Note: All comments with links in them will be held for moderation in order to prevent spam, so you may not see your post appear immediately.

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

Retro Freak Multi Cartridge Console Also Rips Games: Emulator\

Retro Freak Multi Cartridge Console Also Rips Games: Emulator's Wet Dream

Fridge Full of Jurassic Park Games Hits eBay

Fridge Full of Jurassic Park Games Hits eBay

Star Trek VI USS Enterprise Model Lights up and Makes Sounds

Star Trek VI USS Enterprise Model Lights up and Makes Sounds

Save 50% off This Triple USB 22400mAh Portable Battery Pack

Save 50% off This Triple USB 22400mAh Portable Battery Pack

Google\

Google's Patent-pending Robotic Stuffed Animals: Cute or Creepy?

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
discussion by