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Throwbot

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Throwbot is a sturdy spy robot that transmits audio and video to a remote control unit. Soldiers and police officers can throw it through windows or on the roof of buildings to get a look inside.

Creator
ReconRobotics
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2012
Type
Military & Security
Creator
ReconRobotics
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2012
Type
Military & Security

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Specs

FEATURES
Easy-to-use operator unit has a single control joystick. Equipped with infrared optical system for operation in complete darkness.
HEIGHT
11.4 cm | 4.5 in
LENGTH
20.9 cm | 8.2 in
WIDTH
19.3 cm | 7.6 in
WEIGHT
0.54 kg | 1.2 lb
SPEED
1.65 km/h | 1 mph

SENSORS
Cameras, accelerometers, gyroscopes, and microphones.
ACTUATORS
Two DC motors
POWER
Lithium-polymer battery, 1 hour of operation.
COMPUTING
Custom computing and control system.
SOFTWARE
N/A
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
Titanium shell and polyurethane wheels.
MATERIALS
N/A
COST
$13,950
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
ReconRobotics was formed in 2006 to commercialize technology developed at the University of Minnesota's Center for Distributed Robotics under funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Science Foundation, among others. Today, more than 4000 of its throwable tactical robots are used by the U.S. military, international armed forces, and more than 700 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. These users rely on the robots to protect personnel, minimize collateral damage, and carry out reconnaissance missions in dangerous and hostile environments.
WEBSITE
https://www.reconrobotics.com/