Robotic Forklift Put Through the Paces

Last month, the Agile Robotics team demonstrated their autonomous forklift for the U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency at Fort Lee in Virginia. The group, helmed by Professor Seth Teller, has modified a Toyota 8-Series lift truck to drive and manipulate pallets unmanned. The forklift is programmed to follow vocal commands to transport loads from place to place. It's being developed for eventual use by the military, in areas that are unsafe for human drivers. Check out a video of the truck below, and click here to read Industrial Vehicle Technology International's article on the demonstration.