May 10, 2011      

ReconRobotics Inc., the company known for its line of Throwbot platforms, has signed a research and development agreement with Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) to jointly develop a Recon Scout Throwbot reconnaissance robot with magnetized wheels that will enable the robot to climb up and over the hull of a ship and perform other functions.

ReconRobotics believes that the concept could evolve into a new micro-robot platform that would have immediate applications in maritime piracy interdiction and in protecting the lives of shipboard military personnel. The marsupial robot deployment system enables an operator of a large robot to automatically transport and deploy a smaller robot using a customized, ejectable sabot.

The magnetized robot is based on the Recon Scout Throwbot platform, which is widely used by military and law enforcement personnel to conduct immediate reconnaissance within dangerous and hostile environments. These robots are distinguished by their small size, rugged durability, versatility and ease of use.