Throwable SWAT robot aids in special operations
Users can locate suspects, confirm presence of hostages or determine a building's layout
By PoliceOne Staff
The 1.2-lb ReconRobotics Throwbot XT Reconnaissance Robot can survive a 120-foot throw and quietly record video and audio wherever it lands — even in total darkness, due to an automatic infrared optical system.
The footage is sent wirelessly to a handheld controller, whose operator can use the information to locate suspects at a greater standoff distance, confirm presence of hostages or determine the layout of a building, according to a press release.
The device was designed specifically for SWAT and military operations, but has been noticed by general lovers of technology for its "cool" factor.
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