Hyundai TIGER X-1 is an intelligent ground sightseeing transforming robot designed to carry various types of payloads while moving through difficult terrain.

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Hyundai Motor Group introduced TIGER (Transforming Intelligent Ground Excursion Robot), an intelligent ground excursion transformer robot. It is designed to transport goods over remote and difficult terrain, as well as to work as an all-wheel drive vehicle or a four-legged walking machine.

Note that this is the second version of the Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (UMV). The first version of a car with similar characteristics – Elevate, presented at CES 2019 – is fundamentally different from TIGER in that Elevate can transport people, while TIGER cannot, it is designed to work without a crew on board.

The TIGER X-1 prototype (the "X" stands for experimental) combines a wide range of technology and design solutions and is envisaged as a mobile research platform for working in remote locations under extreme conditions, such as on the Moon.

Hyundai TIGER X-1 is an intelligent ground sightseeing transforming robot designed to carry various types of payloads while moving through difficult terrain.

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TIGER is being developed by Hyundai subsidiary New Horizons Studio headquartered in Mountain View, California. The studio was founded in late 2020 to develop the UMV, drawing on the research and innovation leadership of Silicon Valley and other innovation hubs.

New Horizons built a small but functional TIGER X-1 prototype in partnership with other US firms: Autodesk (Fusion 360 software) and Sundberg-Ferar (design). The list of equipment includes eight ultrasonic sensors with a 360° view, the same number of cameras, GPS and 4G modules, as well as two georadar for reconnaissance.

“Machines like the TIGER and the technology behind them give us the opportunity to develop our imagination. We are constantly looking for ways to rethink vehicle design and development and redefine the future of transportation and mobility,” said Dr. John Suh, head of New Horizons Studio.

Hyundai TIGER X-1 is an intelligent ground sightseeing transforming robot designed to carry various types of payloads while moving through difficult terrain.

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Hyundai TIGER X-1 is an intelligent ground sightseeing transforming robot designed to carry various types of payloads while moving through difficult terrain.

Image enlarges when clicking on it | hyundai.news

The exceptional capabilities of TIGER are designed to be used as a mobile research platform in extreme remote locations. Based on a modular platform architecture, the transforming robot includes a sophisticated leg and wheel movement system, 360-degree direction control, and a range of sensors for remote monitoring. It is also designed to connect to drones that can fully charge and take the TIGER to hard-to-reach areas.

The large cargo compartment located inside the hull means that the TIGER can carry a variety of cargo or be used to deliver emergency aid packages. Aligning the foot with the wheel allows the TIGER to handle a range of extreme situations while maintaining a higher payload level than a conventional land vehicle.

Hyundai TIGER X-1 is an intelligent ground sightseeing transforming robot designed to carry various types of payloads while moving through difficult terrain.

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New Horizons worked closely with Autodesk, a leading engineering design software company, to create a lightweight yet incredibly strong structure, with carbon fiber additively printed legs and some chassis elements.

In collaboration with external concept design experts Sundberg-Ferar, New Horizons is developing the TIGER X-1 for critical cargo delivery and retrieval across difficult terrain. These capabilities make the concept vehicle ideal for 360-degree surface surveys in areas affected by natural disasters, navigating difficult terrain, or even exploring the surface of another planet.

Hyundai TIGER X-1 is an intelligent ground sightseeing transforming robot designed to carry various types of payloads while moving through difficult terrain.

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TIGER Concept: Official Video

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