Air Force Cargo Transporter
We are working with Robotic Research to reimagine the role of electric autonomous vehicles (AVs) to support U.S. Air Force Aircraft Mechanics. Air Force bases can be very large, so planes and helicopters are often stored, maintained, and repaired far from the tools and supplies needed to keep assets ready to fly. Precious time is lost moving tools, parts, skilled Mechanics, and repair instructions between tool storage locations and the aviation equipment that the Mechanics seek to maintain and repair -- meaning lost productivity. We are looking to imagine how AVs can support the maintenance and repair of aviation equipment on large Air Force bases. We envision a support vehicle/rover that can assist Air Force Mechanics in keeping aviation equipment ready for action.