Unmanned Ground Vehicle
4D’s Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) – named the MRV-1 – uses a custom-built miniature hydraulic power unit (HPU) to power a 5 Degree-of-Freedom manipulator that can lift over 50 pounds. The 275-pound UGV can traverse rough terrain and steeply inclined surfaces, including stairways. The UGV is designed to be washed down with high-pressure water to simplify decontamination if the vehicle is exposed to toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), chemical or biological agents, or radioactive contamination.
With an ethernet-based architecture, the UGV is designed to allow new sensors and payloads to be rapidly integrated to meet specific end-user needs. Four cameras provide complete situational awareness for an operator, allowing them to maneuver effectively through challenging operational environments. The MRV-1 can be used for EOD and highly dangerous situations to provide heavy lift and fine articulation to provide the utmost safety for operators and civilians.
A detailed description of the MRV-1 platform can be found on the 4D Robotics website. 4D Robotics is a 4D company division.
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