Imagine a mission where you have to covertly fly into an area, traverse through water, across land, and overcome obstacles along the way. That might seem impossible with a single unmanned vehicle. How could one vehicle overcome so many terrains and obstacles? That would take a team of unmanned aerial, undersea, and ground vehicles, right? Not according to High Consequence, Automation, & Robotics (HCAR), where we specialize in tackling the most difficult and unique mobility challenges.
Volant, a multi-modal vehicle concept, is a single unmanned system capable of flying, swimming, driving, and hopping across a variety of terrains and obstacles. HCAR has built and conducted limited testing on conceptual hardware, and while the concept may appear to be off in the distant future, our testing has shown that this concept could soon be a reality.