June 30, 2015
El. screwdriver
April 24, 2014


  • time:

    6 weeks
  • client:

    University project developed together with Volvo CE
  • about:

    The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek Titan Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes, on the Greek island of the same name, by Chares of Lindos in 280 BC. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Colossus is a concept for a new generation of autonomous wheel loaders. The concept questions the iconic wheel loader by reinterpreting its functionality and pattern of movement. The concept aims for quicker, more productive and safer loading of rocks, gravel and sand in surface quarries and presents a future where quarry workers safety will be maximized through the use of autonomous vehicles. Colossus envisions a future where people will utilize technology and use it for improved comfort, safety and productivity.
  • scenario:

    The scenario of usage begins with a screen. Because it’s an autonomous vehicle, the interaction with the user will be made through a interface. Imaging that a gravel pit would be separated into sectors, each driver/supervisor will have to take care of only one sector. This sector is composed by several gravel piles marked with dotted circles. The autonomous wheel loaders are represented with white rectangular shapes. So in order to achieve his duty, the driver/supervisor has to assign the vehicle to the specific gravel pile. The vehicle will automatically detect the correct path to follow, and will wait for confirmation. After the driver/ supervisor accepts the path his job is done. The vehicle will automatically drive to the gravel pile and will engage the loading process. The loading process is presented bellow, through a cycle of 8 steps.