Robotic Research LLC has released a new multi-domain vehicle capable of mapping and scanning for chemical weapons from the air or on the ground. The Pegasus robots can fly or ride along the ground using four rotors or thin rails with tracks similar to those used on tanks. Ground operations can last up to four hours, while flight-only missions can last as little as 20 minutes. The Pegasus has a payload capacity of 2 pounds, and the company is providing payloads for ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) as well as CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive) detection.
Robotic Research announced that they look forward to share this new technology with the customers in military as well as within commercial sectors and areas such as public works. The vehicle can operate autonomously in both air and ground mode and also in areas where GPS is unavailable. Pegasus is equipped with artificial intelligence that allows it to avoid obstacles and perform full 3-D mapping. It is regulated by the ATAK/Nett Warrior application’s controller. ATAK (Android Tactical Assault Kit) provides situational awareness by allowing users to know where their team members are.