HUUVER Hybrid UAV/UGV in Development by Five EU States

The HUUVER is an emerging drone mobility solution that claims to activate both flying and driving capabilities in a single, compact, autonomous machine. Described as a hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)/unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), the HUUVER is a concept created through the joint effort of seven organizations from five EU member states: Poland, Finland, Spain, Czech Republic, and Austria. The project, reportedly in final R&D stages, was initiated in 2020 and is funded via EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The drone will “combine two types of propulsion systems in a compact and highly integrated autonomous drone”, to quote its developers. It can operate on the ground, climb, perch, fly, and take-off/land vertically.

A server-based app connects to the HUUVER, allowing the user to plan missions and operate the hybrid machine. HUUVER will be fully integrated with the Galileo global navigation satellite system. There’s no word yet on when we could actually see HUUVER on the market, or how much it would cost. Our thanks to Robin E. Alexander, President ATC, alexander technical[at]gmail[dot]com, for her assistance sourcing this report. Details at