Segway Robotics Tests New Prototype on Milton Cat Construction Site
A contingent from Segway’s robotics and marketing teams recently visited a Milton Cat (authorized dealer of Caterpillar products, including heavy equipment, heavy trucks and stand-by generators) construction site in New Hampshire for a photo shoot of a new robotics platform prototype, designed for R&D use in the field of autonomous material handling and transport systems.
Segway’s latest prototype is a heavy duty variant of our RMP 440, a rugged, all-terrain, four-wheel drive, skid steer mobility platform. This RMP 440 “HD” features twice the torque, as well as a wider footprint for improved performance and stability for up 600 lbs. of payload and a top speed of 9 mph. Prior to heading to out, the engineering team had established clear specs for this prototype’s speed and payload and completed some preliminary field performance testing. However, the opportunity to thoroughly test this beast in a rugged outdoor environment while demonstrating a product concept for the construction market was invaluable.
If you’d like to learn more about this new prototype or any of our other commercial mobility platforms for robotics research and development, please contact us. To stay connected with Segway Robotics, visit our website to sign up for our newsletter and RSS feed or follow us on Twitter.