Servo Magazine (January 2009)

Heavy-Duty Hauler

By Jeff Eckert    View Digital Edition  

In many nooks and crannies of the bot industry, miniaturization is the name of the game. Not so at Caterpillar, Inc. (, which is working with Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute ( to develop autonomous versions of haul trucks used in mining operations. Among them is the 793D haul truck, which can handle payloads of 240+ tons. Aimed at increased productivity and zero-injury safety levels, the behemoths will be fitted with an array of gadgets to keep...


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