The use of robots has transformed the defense industry, performing multiple missions for troops and public safety while saving lives of military men and public alike.
ReconRobotics Inc., the company in tactical micro-robot systems, has introduced an advanced military and police robot with state-of-the-art reconnaissance capabilities. The robot will be displayed at the Eurosatory defense and security exhibition to be held June 11-14 in Paris.
The Throwbot XT is a throwable, mobile micro-robot that provides both audio and video reconnaissance of dangerous environments. This new micro-robot will be used by military fire teams and SWAT personnel to get situational awareness during high-risk operations and surveillance missions.
"Our objective with this product evolution was to dramatically increase the capabilities of our micro-robot without increasing its weight, and we accomplished that," said Jean-Luc Panetta, VP of product management and engineering. "We are very mindful of the soldier's burden, and we believe that the new Throwbot XT is, pound-for-pound, the most versatile, robust, stealthy and easy-to-deploy robot system in the world."
The Throwbot XT can work well in water and dusty climate. It weighs just 1.2lbs (540g), and can be thrown up to 120 feet (36m).
Equipped with an infrared optical system, the robot can work in low light and enable operators to see in complete darkness. The machine can also work in predetermined transmitting frequencies and allow operators to use up to three robots for different purposes in the same environment at the same time.
This micro-robot can be directed by the operator to quietly move through a structure and transmit video and audio to the handheld Operator Control Unit II (OCU II).
ReconRobotics has first developed the Recon Scout robot in 2007. Now, more than 3,700 of the company's micro-robot systems are deployed by the U.S. military and allied friendly forces.
Edited by Braden Becker