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Concept vehicle designed to meet the needs of freight transportation within the farm without harming the environment. The Atta meets the needs of the family farmer, owning side vents for easy access to the vehicle and a system of vents that allow air circulation at the operator, giving them comfort and satisfaction with their work.
The vehicle was bioinspired by the ant genus Atta which has over two hundred species, among them the sauva, known for its high back and its capacity to carry about 50 times its own weight. The Atta, like the ant, uses renewable energy, has good load capacity and compact size.
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil
Carolina Falcão Duarte
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Amanda G. Crestani Vargas