It utilizes the vertical take off and landing of a helicopter and couples it with the off road driving capabilities of a truck.
And, what’s even better, is that this robotic warrior is remote controlled.
Introducing Black Night Transformer, a specially made truck that comes complete with eight rotors – four on each side – that will spring out for take off and then fold in while driving.
The machine was built as part of a U.S. military desire for a ‘multi-mission medical and casualty evacuation unmanned air vehicle/unmanned ground vehicle’, according to Pop Science.
The U.S. military have commissioned the creation of a vehicle that can drive and fly remotely so it can be sent on missions unmanned
The Black Knight Transformer features eight rotors that expand when necessary and fold away while on the ground
Road test: Creators Advanced Tactics say they have tested the driving capabilities of the ‘Transformer’ and will test its flight by the end of February.
Essentially it meets the need of an autombile that can adapt to a variety of situations.
An American government study on medical evacuation concluded that the use of robots in military missions will allow for casualty evacuations in areas and times that manned platforms should not operate in, such as ‘zero-zero’ weather and contaminated environments.
Once the Black Knight reaches its target, its also possible for the controls to be switched and for it to be driven by a human.
Overall, it reduces the risks involved with many missions.
The Black Knight is also designed for cargo delivery.
As per its design, the Black Night Transformer is able to shrink down its helicopter engines so that it is more drivable
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