ReconRobotics is the world leader in tactical, micro-robotic systems. Worldwide, more than 1,300 of the company’s robots have been deployed by the U.S. military and international friendly forces, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, bomb squads and fire/rescue teams. Each day they use the company’s mobile Recon Scout® Throwbot® devices to protect their personnel, minimize collateral damage, and gain immediate reconnaissance within dangerous and hostile environments.
The company was formed in 2006 to commercialize robotics technology developed at the University of Minnesota Distributed Robotics Laboratory under funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Science Foundation, among others. Today ReconRobotics markets its products through a distribution network in more than 35 countries. Among the users of Recon Scout robots are the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as many Federal agencies, including the U.S. Marshals, DEA, Border Patrol, FBI and ATFE. In addition, nearly 175 municipal law enforcement agencies throughout the world rely on Recon Scout Throwbot® systems to protect their SWAT and tactical personnel during high-risk operations.