It is a hovering platform used to transport large items without any handling needed. It can be operated by personnel moving with it or via remote control from a distance.
Role in Series
During the first Artemis Fowl series novel, this was used to deliver the ransom in the Siege of Fowl Manor when Holly Short was held prisoner by Artemis Fowl II. It was also reused to return half the ransom when Holly healed Artemis's mother. Artemis gave Holly half of the gold so that she would heal Angeline.