A military unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) dubbed Rook has been developed through a collaboration between Elbit Systems, an Israeli defense firm and U.S. autonomous vehicle manufacturer Roboteam.

The fully autonomous, multi-payload Rook can reportedly handle rough terrain both day and night, deliver supplies, evacuate casualties, track soldiers, conduct surveillance, function as a remote weapons system and form convoys with other Rooks, according to its developers.

Source: Elbit SystemsSource: Elbit Systems

Additionally, the Rook features a deployable multicopter drone and can make on-field upgrades and modifications without human technicians.

For more on the Rook, watch the accompanying video that appears courtesy of Elbit Systems.

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