The Probot (Professional Robot) is a lightweight tactical multipurpose unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) designed and developed by Israeli unmanned ground vehicle manufacturer Roboteam. The versatile UGV is designed for urban terrain, outdoor operations and battle fields. Its abilities include carrying heavy payloads and a variety of add-ons while maintaining high speeds, maneuverability over various obstacles, low thermal signature, performance of semi-autonomous missions and can carry up to 750kg. The Probot UGV offers small ground forces long-range, real-time intelligence by reaching confined areas with precision. The Probot (Professional Robot) is currently in service with the Israeli defence forces.
The Probot (Professional Robot) features conventional wheel drive, which can be optionally turned to caterpillar track system based on the mission requirements. It is compatible with indoor and outdoor operations due to its exclusive ability to carry heavy payloads while maintaining high speeds. The Probot can work for 8 to 10 hours at a maximum distance of 38 Km under normal conditions. The tubular walls and bed of the carriage are designed to provide structural strength and achieve weight reductions. Mooring rings are also provided to facilitate fastening of the luggage. It measures 1.95m-long, 1.2m-wide and 1.05m-high. Probot UGV complies with the IP67 water proofing and standardised military norms. It is 1.5m-long, 1.2m-wide and 0.6m-high and weighs 410kg including the carriage platform.
The new generation Probot delivers significant upgrades. Carrying capacity has expanded to handle up to 10 fighter bags, enabled by a ruggedized rack. A new control unit (ROCU 1) allows short-distance navigation, and 5 day-and-night cameras provide 360⁰ coverage for non-line-of-sight piloting. A new antenna upgrades communications with a control range of up to 1.5 kilometers. The antenna features a peer-to-peer mobile ad hoc network (MANET), low latency command and control, secure high bandwidth data (up to 40 Mbps), data & video transfer, multiple video streams, a 2.3-2.5 GHz frequency range, and FIPS 140-2 security. In the area of maneuverability, upgrades include front and rear bumpers in case of collisions, front and rear tails for preventing overturning, and new wheels that enable movement on any type of terrain.
The Probot offers high mobility across multiple terrains such as sand, water, thicket, and rubbles. It has the ability to cross vertical obstacles of 25cm and inclinations of 33° and can reach confined areas with ease. The UGV has a maximum speed of 9.6km/h and an operational endurance limit of eight hours. It can be operated in multiple modes such as follow–the-leader semi-autonomous mode, teleoperation mode, and GPS waypoint navigation. It achieves a line-of-sight range of 500m, with standard operating gear. The new generation Probot (Professional Robot) includes upgraded communications and navigation capabilities, higher carrying capacity, enhanced maneuverability, and a safety mechanism.