The Crusher Unmanned Ground Vehicle

The Crusher Unmanned Ground Vehicle is the brain child of engineers at Carnegie Melon University. It weighs in at 6.5 tons and with its advanced perception techniques and learning capabilities it can navigate rugged terrain while transporting more than 8,000 pounds of payload and armor.

The six wheel design along with individual suspension gives it maximum mobility, and its high-strength aluminum tube hull and titanium nodes protected by a steel skid plate can absorb shocks from impacts with rocks or tree stumps. Crusher moves at a top speed of 26 mph and utilizes electric motors embedded in each of its wheels to power a hybrid system that runs on a turbo diesel generator to recharge its batteries.

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