The mission of this research project is to make an autonomous urban robot that will be able to navigate all types of urban terrains including stairs, curbs, and walls and even operate an elevator autonomously.
The robot will be able to meet the defense requirement for target identification, bomb detection, firing from a long distance using laser gun, and fight against the terrorists, thus reducing loss of human life.
The name 'Sovereign' reflects the property of the robot to be fully independent and autonomous.
Innovation and attention to detail are the hallmarks of sovereign’s design. The design was chosen after considering the aim from all points of view and to bring a revolution in the world. To this end, the overall vehicle design stresses upon safety, serviceability, ruggedness, and utility. These design objectives are achieved through innovative design features that have been implemented within the mechanical, electronic, and navigational systems onboard sovereign. The design is again an effort to bring innovation and to break new ground in robotics.
It will also have an actuator that will be used to operate the elevator, aim the gun, identify and engage the targets etc. It will also be able to move 360 deg. about the point it is attached to.
Moreover the robot will also be equipped with regenerative braking. It's this function would result in use of the robot for longer period of time without recharging.