RECONROBOTICS ACQUIRES XOLLAI, LLC
ReconRobotics, Inc. has announced that it has acquired Xollai LLC, a systems engineering firm with a broad base of intellectual property in automated guidance technology, optics-based autonomous control systems, and image processing and recognition. Xollai was the 2011 winner of the prestigious “Architect of Defense” award given annually by the Minnesota-based Defense Alliance, which represents more than 85 regionally based defence industry organisations.
“We have a strong history of listening to customer requirements and successfully providing them with sublimely simple and robust solutions,” said Alan Bignall, President and CEO of ReconRobotics. “This strategic acquisition will give us access to technologies that solve unmet needs in our current markets as well as entirely new solutions in advanced manufacturing, image processing and unmanned aerial systems. We are extremely excited about the strength of the Xollai engineering team and their intellectual property portfolio, each of which meshes perfectly with our stated goals of technological leadership and diversification within autonomous systems.”
“In a short period of time, ReconRobotics has created an entirely new class of police and military robots that has revolutionised tactical operations,” says Robert Malecki, Co-founder and CEO of Xollai. “Our technologies hold similar groundbreaking potential in entirely new sectors and we are delighted to now be working with ReconRobotics to successfully commercialise these solutions for a worldwide market.”
ReconRobotics plans to fully integrate Xollai into its product engineering and design operations by the end of April 2012, and maintain Xollai’s current headquarters in Saint Paul, Minnesota.