Watch Four Tiny Robots Pick Up and Move a Car
As long as technology is aimed at helping our safety, and isn't on some Ex Machina phsyco-frightening artificial intelligence crap, I'm all for the advancement. Which is why this new AVERT system is incredible. AVERT stands for Autonomous Vehicle Emergency Recovery Tool. To speak in Layman's terms, it's a set of robots that can roll into a room, assess the surroundings, lift vehicles that weigh up to two tons, and figure out the best routes and methods to extract said vehicle to a more appropriate location. RELATED: GuardBot Robot Ball Could Be the Military’s Next Drone
Originally started only a few years ago in 2012, AVERT is intended "to provide a unique capability to Police and Armed Services to rapidly deploy, extract and remove both blocking and suspect vehicles from vulnerable positions such as enclosed infrastructure spaces, tunnels, low bridges as well as under-building and underground car parks."
The robots lock in beneath a car, each one attaching to a wheel, close together to lift the car, and slowly move out. You can watch a demonstration above, or you can see it in person in Seattle at the end of May at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Production of the concept could start next year.
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