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ReconRobotics’ “throwbot” Micro-UGVs

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Latest updates: XT adds audio; US Army from REF to mainstream; USMC contract; International sales HQ set up. Didn’t we meetat the TSA?(click to view full) For now, small “throwbots” sit at the smallest end of the robotic explosion in the modern US Army. “Battlefield Robots: to Iraq, and Beyond” discussed front-line troops’ initial use of robots like the Dragon Runner, especially in urban warfare. This class of robots has continued to evolve, and ReconRobotics inc. of Minneapolis, MN has been picking up contracts from the military and beyond for a clever design called the Recon Scout. It won’t shovel your driveway after a Panhandle Hook has come through, but if you’re trying to see into the next room, or over a wall, or even under rubble after a natural disaster, ReconRobotics thinks they have just the thing for you. * RR’s Twin Cities Throwbot [updated] * Contracts & Key Events [updated] * Additional Readings RR’s Twin Cities Throwbot Robot on a pole(click to view full) The firm’s most current military mainstay is the Recon Scout XT. These wheeled micro-robots are deployed within platoons at the fire-team level, especially during route-clearing and compound-clearing operations. This simple-looking robot weighs just 1.2 […]

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