Robotic Research LLC, a provider of autonomy and robotic technologies, will be debuting a new football-size transformable drone, the Pegasus Mini, at CES 2020.
The Mini is a smaller version of the original Pegasus, introduced in August, which established a new category of transformable unmanned autonomous vehicles (hybrid unmanned aircraft system/unmanned ground vehicle) that both drive on land and fly. This patented combination of features provides a new range of capabilities to support commercial industry, first responders, law enforcement and military customers that previously had not been possible with autonomous drones or land vehicles.
“We are excited to be at CES to showcase Pegasus as a new line of transformable robots and debut the Pegasus Mini, which offers a super-compact yet powerful drone and land vehicle combination capable of bringing remote cameras and sensors into previously unreachable locations,” said Alberto Lacaze, president of Robotic Research. “This small but mighty system has immense versatility and reach like no other robotic vehicle, flying at very high speeds with a payload capacity that can carry important tools to reach critical locations in unpredictable environments. We look forward to leveraging these unique features of the Pegasus Mini to provide more flexible, easily deployable, autonomous systems for customers in both the commercial and federal markets.”
The Pegasus hybrid UAS/UGV configuration delivers GPS-denied mapping with fully autonomous high-speed flying and driving capabilities. Pegasus Mini is designed to provide the extra reach that a UAV or UGV alone cannot provide. Uses include inspection, rescue, rapid response, and applications that benefit organizations in oil and gas, public transportation, law enforcement, public safety, and more.
The features of the Pegasus Mini include:
- Capability of autonomous operations in the air and on the ground.
- Compact and similar in size to a football — approximately 16 inches by 8 inches.
- Weight of 4.2 pounds.
- Payload of up to 2 pounds.
- Up to 30 minutes of operation in flight mode.
- Up to two hours of operation in drive mode.