Eliminates human error, saves time, and cuts project construction costs.
Utilizes Real Time Kinematics (RTK) GPS for precision, accuracy, and speed.
Designed for all-terrain use with slope awareness for undulating sites, and includes a geometric passive articulation suspension system with 24-inch tires and a 10-inch ground clearance.
APSR travels at a maximum speed of 11 mph with a maximum incline of 45 degrees.
How It Works On-Site
Autonomous robots are programmed by skilled operators and APSR is no exception. The engineering team loads coordinate files onto an Android tablet, making them accessible to the APSR operator to create “missions” for each project site. APSR’s operator can prioritize work by site conditions and can even save and replay missions at any time. Once the operator provides the commands, APSR will survey each programmed location.
Safety Comes First
A four-level safety system is built into the autonomous vehicle that can stop the rover in its tracks from up to a half-mile away. The operator can also hit a kill switch on his belt; there is a power-down command on the companion Android tablet; and APSR shuts itself down if it tips over or travels outside of its operating area.
Save Time. Cut Costs.
The Benefits of the APSR
A typical survey crew can locate up to 200 points per day, but the APSR can do over 1,300 points per day traveling at a speed of 11 mph with a maximum incline of 45 degrees.
The APSR brings NASA space rover technology to the world of photovoltaic construction. It eliminates human error, saves time and cuts project construction costs for clients by being able to survey and drill holes with a two-inch diameter.