UTOPUS is a revolutionary device for robotic agriculture, saving energy and minimizing soil compaction. The traction mechanism is also useful for other purposes lwhwhich require increased field mobility.
The youtube videos below demonstrate the climbing and descend on loose soil at about 30 degree inclination. The maximum inclination we tried was 40 degree and the result was similar. It is difficult to find loose soil of an even steeper inclination.
Recently we have been granted US patent 9,144,188 on the this
new and useful invention.