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Hyundai's Tiger X-1 walking car shoots for the moon

Meet Hyundai's second robotic walking car concept. The TIGER X-1 is designed for autonomous operation in extreme conditions.

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Antuan Goodwin
Hyundai Tiger X-1 walking car on the moon
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Hyundai, the Korean automaker turned mobility company, on Tuesday revealed its new Transforming Intelligent Ground Excursion Robot Experiment, or Tiger X-1 for short.

Tiger concept rolling on lunar surface
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The compact walking concept is designed for autonomous duty in extreme environments, including the moon's surface.

Tiger concept walks into cave
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On rough terrain, Hyundai's Tiger can extend its legs to walk over obstructions.

Hyundai Tiger working prototype
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The concept can also operate in omnidirectional all-wheel-drive mode over smoother substrates. This is Hyundai's working prototype

Tiger X-1 with drone delivery
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Tiger is compact -- about the size of carry-on luggage -- which means it could eventually be delivered via drone.

Tiger X-1 concept crawls across the forest floor
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Hyundai and its New Horizons robotics studio in Silicon Valley are working on all sorts of ways to bring walking tech to vehicles and wearables. The automaker recently took a huge stake in Boston Dynamics to help further that mission.

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