I am most impressed by the fact that the wheels on this robot can actually change shape. Check out the mini flash clip or video after the jump.
This portable, lightweight robot is operated by a single operator, and is designed to negotiate obstacles typical of an urban environment, such as climbing stairs and rubbles, when performing surveillance, reconnaissance and support troops in urban warfare missions. The vehicle uses the “Galileo Wheel”, a patented system developed by Galileo Mobility Instruments ltd. that allows automatic back and forth conversion among a wheel configuration, a track configuration and a special stair climbing configuration. (View a video showing the performance of the Galileo robot prototype).