Pegasus Multiscope UGV unveiled
Milrem and Leica Geosystems have introduced the Pegasus Multiscope unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) for off-road use, it was announced on 13 June.
The vehicle combines Leica Geosystems’ Pegasus Two mobile mapping sensor platform and Milrem’s Multiscope UGV.
The UGV weighs 1,985lbs, can carry a payload of 1,655lbs, has zero turning radius and a maximum speed of 15-22mph. The UGV’s low ground pressure allows it to traverse terrain including show, sand or mud.
The vehicle is designed for surveying, security, and monitoring applications in the agricultural sector, civil engineering infrastructure projects, and in hazardous areas such as areas of conflict or near nuclear power stations.
Pegasus Multiscope can drive a pre-programmed route and detect disturbances during automated border patrols. It uses 3D point cloud-calibrated cameras and Leica MapFactory for AutoCAD for detecting changes within 2-3cm.
Kuldar Väärsi, CEO, Milrem, said: ‘The Pegasus Multiscope proves how far UGVs have advanced to help significantly increase efficiency in civil engineering, border patrol, and a range of commercial applications. We’re thrilled to partner with Leica Geosystems for the first product in the Multiscope modular UGV series and demonstrate how our combined technology offers reduced labor costs, faster results, and much higher reliability than existing options.’
Stuart Woods, vice president, geospatial solutions division, Leica Geosystems, said: ‘We live in an ever-changing world where difficult terrain can prohibit our abilities to advance. We can now overcome these challenges with the Pegasus Multiscope, enabling mobile mapping to be carried out in places unreachable by traditional vehicles. Knowing Milrem’s pioneering reputation, we are proud to partner with this solutions provider to bring a flexible and robust autonomous platform that speaks to our organisations’ combined innovation.’
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