transwheel concept proves future delivery drones don’t necessarily need to fly
 
transwheel concept proves future delivery drones don’t necessarily need to fly
aug 12, 2015

transwheel concept proves future delivery drones don’t necessarily need to fly

transwheel concept proves future delivery drones don’t necessarily need to fly
all images courtesy of kobi shiker

 

 

 

as a final project at shenkar college in israel, industrial design student kobi shiker introduces a set of  concept robot drones named ‘transwheel’, that will help in the field of transportation and delivery. it is an autonomous robotic wheel what a self balancing system with retractable electric arms and GPS communication capabilities that enable it to operate in isolation or as a troop. they’d be able to carry out delivery needs around the clock, as small as courier boxes and as big as shipping containers. kobi’s ‘transwheel’ concept expands upon unmanned flying drones that are getting a fair amount of development from popular stores like amazon and walmart, with wheeled counterparts that would be more robust and versatile.

 


concept introduction 
video courtesy of kobi shiker

 

transwheel concept designboom‘transwheels’ using road infrastructure

 

transwheel concept designbooma group can manage larger boxes 

 

transwheel concept designboomlarger shipments can deliver straight to the customer 

 

transwheel concept designboomwith LEDs, the robots can travel at night

 

transwheel concept designboommultiple robots work together to handle shipping containers 

 

transwheel concept designboomthe top view of the ‘transwheel’

 

transwheel concept designboomthe side view with retractable arms

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: piotr boruslawski | designboom 

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