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Volocopter expands into utility drone business with heavy-lift VoloDrone
So volocopter remembered that they were effectively building a large cargo drone, and built that variant for sale. Being able to handle podded payloads is interesting, somewhat in teh vein of the DARPA transformer/TX program.
eVTOL  multicopter  cargo  UAV  drone 
17 days ago by asteroza
Hyundai Motor Company Reveals Commercial Truck Mobility Vision at NACV Show - Hyundai Newsroom
This is kinda stylish, though the euro boxcab lineage advantage gets lost due to fuel cell hydrogen tankage. Daimler recently said their going all EV and hydrogen on their trucks, no LNG, so maybe everyone is following the footsteps of the Nikola One?
Hyundai  fuecell  electric  EV  truck  semi  tractor  hydrogen  vehicle  transportation  cargo 
20 days ago by asteroza
Sorta like those passenger chasing suitcases, but a self balancing segway style body
self  balancing  cargo  UGV  vehicle 
4 weeks ago by asteroza
[1909.10091] Flying batteries: In-flight battery switching to increase multirotor flight time
Small scale version of the flying batteries proposed for an all-electric round-the-world flight...
inflight  recharge  recharging  refueling  battery  cargo  UAV  drone 
6 weeks ago by asteroza
Uh, so this is just a payload gimbal though...
japan  UAV  drone  payload  cargo  CoG  control  gimbal 
7 weeks ago by asteroza
Flirtey | Real-time delivery by flying robots
quadcopters using string lowered payloads, so not long range
cargo  UAV  drone  quadcopter 
8 weeks ago by asteroza
Boeing patented intermodal container plane - FreightWaves
Not a classic BWB nor a flying wing, this thing just sits on the containers and swallows them up. Looking kinda Bartini there...
Boeing  patent  intermodal  cargo  container  airplane  aircraft 
august 2019 by asteroza
Hol rowerowy, rower cargo, Cargo bike, Bike tow
Towing rack that can be fitted to a bike rear rack so you can tow two bikes standing up via front wheel capture.
bike  bicycle  tow  towing  rear  rack  aftermarket  accessories  cargo 
june 2019 by asteroza
A drone program taking flight
Interesting they went with a tailsitter VTOL with wing shroud, rather than google's quadplane style octocopter format. Shroud should keep idiots away from propellers somewhat better, but isn't foolproof. Google decided tethered package drops were safer though.
Amazon  prime  UAV  drone  cargo  package  delivery  hexacopter  multicopter  tailsitter  VTOL  shroud  shrouded  wing 
june 2019 by asteroza
Deliverator - Arcimoto
This does not have 8 fat lozenges of rubber meeting the road. Hiro will be disappointed...
cargo  tadpole  trike  tricycle  vehicle  tranportation 
march 2019 by asteroza
US10216188B2 - Autonomous ground vehicles based at delivery locations - Google Patents
Amazon patent for a UGV that stays at your home/apartment complex and goes out to cargo truck retrieve packages when it rolls by. As opposed to FedEx, where their UGV rolls from the truck to your door.
Amazon  cargo  UGV  package  parcel  retrieval  delivery  patent  robot 
march 2019 by asteroza
Delivering the Future: FedEx Unveils Autonomous Delivery Robot
DEKA designed ibot chassis derivative parcel delivery bot, which suggests it's got some Segway self-balancing tech in there for obstacle clearance, and perhaps stair climbing? As opposed to the recent Amazon patent, where they have a UGV based in your home, that goes out to meet the large cargo truck to retrieve packages.
DEKA  ibot  segway  self  balancing  vehicle  cargo  UGV  parcel  package  delivery  FedEx  hardware  electroncis  devices  robotics 
february 2019 by asteroza
Meet Scout
So amazon is testing those Starship cargo UGV's
amazon  delivery  cargo  UGV  robot  ecommerce 
february 2019 by asteroza
Interesting folding cargo trailer design that folds compactly for storage in a garage.
compact  small  form  factor  folding  cargo  trailer 
january 2019 by asteroza
Press releases | Volvo Trucks
Looks like the low slung Steinwinter tractor-trailer, featured in the Highwayman TV series in the 80's...

It's an interesting retrofit solution for the existing 5-th wheel trailer fleet, though I would have expected a better windbreak in front of the trailer front end.
Volvo  concept  design  truck  cab  tractor  autonomoous  cargo  5th  wheel  trailer  vehicle  transportation  UGV  unmanned  electric 
september 2018 by asteroza
VeloSled cargo bike - the lightest and toughest yet
Sure, the single sidearm is a bit of design wank, but still kinda interesting and looks a bit like a dogsled
cargo  bike  bicycle  Bakfiets  vehicle  transportation  electric  belt  drive  carbon  fiber 
august 2018 by asteroza
Some sort of octocopter that is also using the oversize rotors as a kind of autogyro for lift as a replacement for real wings, as a format differentiator from quadplanes
UAV  drone  cargo  octocopter  multicopter  electric  hybrid  autogyro 
july 2018 by asteroza
Dropcopter - Aerial Pollination for Agriculture
Brute force aerial pollination from drones using bulk pollen. Not a great bee substitute but may be the only real alternative. Collecting the bulk pollen first seems problematic though.
UAV  drone  multicopter  cargo  agriculture  pollen  dusting 
july 2018 by asteroza
Hitch Hotel™ | Expandable & Lightweight, Wheel-less Trailer
The logical endgame for trailer hitch cargo platforms/boxes
trailer  hitch  cargo  box  camper  tent  travel  hardware 
july 2018 by asteroza
Last mile package delivery UGV run by ex google autonomous vehicle engineers
last  mile  package  cargo  delivery  UGV  startup 
june 2018 by asteroza
[PR] Flight Test of Next-Generation Unmanned Logistics Aircraft | KamomeAirプロジェクト - 香川県高松市の無人航空機 | UAS | ドローン(Drone)による、物資輸送・無人物流プロジェクト
Interesting, but it doesn't look like the VTOL props feather, and I would have put the downward facing props aft and the normal props in front plus tilt the engine mounts. But from a device risk standpoint, eliminating a tilt failure mode does make sense, and if no tilt, then having the props reverse mounted may improve airflow over the wing.
quadplane  quadcopter  multicopter  cargo  UAV  drone  japan 
june 2018 by asteroza
Apparently trying to do large cargo drones, but their initial work looks like a canard UAV, which may be a GEV?
cargo  UAV  startup 
june 2018 by asteroza
Practical Application Limits of Fuel Cells and Batteries for Zero Emission Vessels
Uh, they only cover batteries or liquid/gaseous hydrogen PEM fuel cells in the comparison, so kinda incomplete. So no LNG fuel cells, no fuel cell/microturbine hybrids using the microturbine combustor as a topping cycle. Also, the basic conclusion is huge vessels could run a full trip, but on liquid hydrogen only, and short trip ferries should look at batteries instead.
sandia  fuelcell  cargo  ship  propulsion  research  marine  engineering  design  vessel  green  transportation 
june 2018 by asteroza
Polymule: The All-Terrain Cart With Uphill Assist
Assist, as in a ratcheting drivetrain for one way movement, so it can't easily roll back downhill.
camping  outdoor  hiking  trailer  wheelbarrow  cargo  cart 
april 2018 by asteroza
Exotec Solutions
Okay, this seems like an actual improvement over Amazon's Kiva whole shelf moving UGV's. Using the drones as both UGV's carrying single trays as well as elevator pickers to pull from dense/high tray stacks means you can multiplex tray picking from the stacks, rather than the typical separate elevator picker bot permanently mounted on the shelves.
UGV  robot  drone  robotics  shelf  picker  elevator  hardware  electronics  devices  warehouse  retrieval  cargo  EU  europe  france 
december 2017 by asteroza
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