DARPA Demonstrates 'Shape-Shifting' Wheel Technology for Future Combat Vehicles

DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program aims to improve mobility, survivability, safety, and effectiveness of future combat vehicles. These demonstrations, from May, 2018 at Aberdeen Test Center, show progress on multiple technologies for traveling over varied terrain and improving situational awareness and ease of operation. A team from Carnegie Mellon University demonstrated shape-shifting wheel-track mechanisms that can transition from a round wheel to a triangular track and back again, while the vehicle is in motion.