Robotic Research LLC, a developer of autonomy and robotic technologies, has announced the unveiling of Pegasus, a transformable autonomous UAS/UGV (unmanned aerial system/unmanned ground vehicle) hybrid. The new system was unveiled at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems — Defense, Protection, Security conference in Washington, D.C.
Pegasus aims to provide enhanced flexibility and performance for military battlefield reconnaissance and combat operations, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, as well as dealing with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosives. The AI-powered system features obstacle avoidance and full 3D mapping and can operate in almost any terrain. It is operated by a common controller based on the ATAK/Netwarrior environment.
“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.”
Other features of the Pegasus hybrid UAV/UGV include:
- Autonomous operation in both UAV and UGV modes
- 20 minutes flight endurance and four hours ground mode endurance
- Payload capability of up to 2lbs (ISR and CBRNE payloads available)
- Operation with or without GPS
- 3D environmental mapping