The throwable robot....catches on

Andrew Elwell

The Throwbot, designed by the robotics specialists at ReconRobotics Inc. in Minnesota, has been chosen by the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force to provide four- and five-man fire teams with immediate tactical reconnaissance during urban warfare operations, surveillance missions and counter-IED efforts. The Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is for an initial 1,000 units at a cost of $13.9 million. "For several years, our micro-robot systems have played a key role in...
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