granted that the Grizzly Robotic Utility Vehicle might not be something an average ordinary folk would buy, but still its appeal to geeks are just about the same as any other gadgets on this planet. developed by Canadian robotic development firm Clearpath Robotics, the Grizzly Robotic Utility Vehicle is an autonomous four-wheel drive robotic platform that is designed aid you in lugging around your equipment – up to 600 kilograms (1,322 pounds) of it – while you and it make its way round some treacherous terrains. driving all its four wheels is a 80 horsepower (60 kW) electric motor and juiced by an array of marine-grade AGM sealed lead acid batteries that offers a combined output of 600 Ah. with this battery setup, it is capable of roving at 19 km/h (12 mph) for up to 12 hours, or 3 hours of some heavy-duty tow time.
other features include massive 26-inch all-terrain tires and wheels package that bestow it with an impressive 8-inch ground clearance, a host of onboard sensors that helps it run like a clockwork, Ethernet connectivity, a modular payload interface for rapid system integration, a front protective bull bar, articulated front axle, easy-access protected storage area for sensitive equipment, and a generously-sized replaceable flat surface area for mounting system payloads. the Grizzly Robotic Utility Vehicle operates via the open source Robot Operating System, which means versatility in control is the key here. the company did not put a price tag to this robotic vehicle, and neither was the availability made known, but it is safe to say that this baby won’t come cheap. however, one thing is for sure: this ain’t your consumer robot. though you could request a quote via Clearpath Robotics if your life is really in need for a load-carrying robotic pal. sounds like a good camping companion to us.