Self-balancing Unicycle Parcel Delivery Drones – The Transwheel Concept

Self-balancing Unicycle Parcel Delivery Drones – The Transwheel Concept

Small Unicycle Delivery Drones, Big Impact Alone Or In Packs – The Transwheel Idea Unmanned Cargo Delivery Concept – Chronicle 14   Transwheel, the delivery drone that doesn’t fly  (August 16, 2015) (Editor’s Note: Nifty concept video can be found in YouTube: Futuristic Delivery Drone Robot by Kobi Shikar/ All images belong to Kobi Shikar) What the Article Chronicles:  When people talk about parcel delivery drones, what comes to mind is Amazon’s Prime Air service. However, there are other potential autonomous cargo drone alternatives to having hundreds of flying UAVs filling up our skies within Amazon’s aerial drone superhighway as part of the quest to deliver eCommerce purchases within 30 minutes or less. Designed by Israeli industrial design student Kobi Shikar, the Transwheel concept is best described as a self-balancing, unicycle parcel delivery robot drone which has a vague resemblance to Universal Pictures’ Minions. (Editor’s Note: At least that is the first thing I think about when I look at the pictures). Official UAV / Drone Name: Transwheel delivery drone Basic Unmanned Cargo Vehicle (UCV) / Drone Description:  Autonomous robotic wheel with self-balancing system, electric arms, obstacle detection cameras, GPS navigation system and a robust communication system that allows it to operate either alone to deliver small parcels or as a group to deliver full-size cargo containers.  Additional features would include facial recognition hardware to identify and confirm package recipients, as well as LED lights that would allow the drones to deliver packages at night.   Payload/ Range / Speed: No information on payload capacity, range or speed is available as the Transwheel is still in the concept stage. However, the...

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