Re­conrobotics sells over 4,000 ro­bots

SP's MAI - - MILITARY -

Re­conRobotics, Inc., the world leader in tac­ti­cal mi­cro-ro­bots and re­motely de­ployed sen­sor sys­tems, an­nounced that it has passed the 4,000 ro­bots sold plateau, mak­ing it the sec­ond largest pro­ducer of mil­i­tary and po­lice ro­bots in the world. Re­cent sales of Throwbot XT and Re­con Scout XL mi­cro-ro­bots to po­lice agen­cies in Michi­gan, Texas, Illi­nois, Ge­or­gia, New York, Cal­i­for­nia, the United King­dom and the Nether­lands pushed the com­pany over this sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone.

The only com­pany that has sold more mil­i­tary and po­lice ro­bots is iRobot, which re­ports 5,000 ro­bots sold and be­gan sell­ing its Pack­bot in 2001, six years be­fore Re­conRobotics en­tered the mar­ket.

“When we came on the scene in 2007, all mil­i­tary and po­lice ro­bots were large and com­plex and were op­er­ated only by trained ex­perts,” said Alan Big­nall, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Re­conRobotics. “Our vi­sion was rad­i­cally dif­fer­ent: give warfight­ers and SWAT op­er­a­tors an in­cred­i­bly sim­ple, per­sonal sys­tem that weighed one pound and en­abled them to re­motely de­ploy video, in­frared and au­dio sen­sors to re­veal hid­den threats. What we are most proud of is the count­less lives th­ese 4,000 de­ployed sys­tems have saved over the last six years.”

Among the users of the com­pany’s sys­tems are the US mil­i­tary and al­lied friendly forces, and more than 800 po­lice and coun­tert­er­ror­ism teams, world­wide. The com­pany’s Re­con Scout XL and Throwbot XT ro­bots pro­tect op­er­a­tors by pro­vid­ing im­me­di­ate sit­u­a­tional aware­ness and greater stand­off dis­tance dur­ing high-risk op­er­a­tions. Th­ese ca­pa­bil­i­ties pro­tect per­son­nel from hid­den threats, en­hance mis­sion plan­ning and ex­e­cu­tion, and min­imise col­lat­eral dam­age.

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