Remote control cars can seem pretty boring now that we have personal and semi-autonomous drones. But RC vehicles that are stuck in the ground are much more interesting when they can tow up to 9,000 pounds behind them, and that's what Trailer Valet's RVR robot is capable of doing.
The RVR, which recently began shipping, is a surprisingly compact remote control vehicle that can be attached to a trailer so you can move, turn and park it without connecting it to a truck or something similar in size. The RVR moves with a pair of treads, and Trailer Valet says that it is capable of moving on land and grass, as well as on paved roads.
Now, look, is a trailer motion robot the most exciting robot in the world? Definitely not. But he had no idea that for $ 2,100 it was possible to buy a miniature tank to help him. At that base price, you get an RVR capable of towing 3,500 pounds. For $ 3,400, you get a model that can handle 5,500 pounds. And for $ 4,100, you get an RVR capable of moving 9,000 pounds. Each one has an estimated duration of 30 minutes of battery.
I would also like to take a second to highlight the middle-aged man that appears in this video, who seems to be looking with longing at any power tool or perhaps through a window at his teenage son doing something traditionally male, wrinkling his eyes in approval almost without emotion:
Finally, and I do not want to delve into the conspiracies of RC trailers, but it seems that Trailer Valet has just picked up the robot from another company and modified it a bit. The Danish company Kronings has an almost identical product called Camper Trolley, which is also advertised as capable of towing boats and small planes. Since these things weigh almost 100 pounds and can move thousands more, presumably you have a lot of flexibility in what you could move and / or destroy with these robots. So be careful.