September 15, 2008

This is One Big Mother Truck

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Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute has gotten together with its DARPA sponsor, Caterpillar, to create two mining trucks with autonomous control. The 797B can haul 380 tons of rock and weighs 1,375,000 lbs. It has a 117 liter, 3550 hp V-24 engine and can travel as fast as 42 mph. Due out in 2010, the trucks are being developed for BHP Billiton, a global resources company.

Via Aviation Week

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at September 15, 2008 8:52 PM
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