ARA's Pointman is a lightweight, compact, tactical robot that provides reconnaissance and surveillance of structures, facilities, and vehicles from a safe distance. Its self-righting and stair climbing capabilities allow it to be dropped through windows or tossed through a door to conduct recon activities on multi-story structures. Its compact footprint is ideal for operating in confined spaces. The camera boom houses both daylight and IR cameras. An integrated IR and visible light illuminator ensures high quality video regardless of ambient light conditions. A video output jack on the controller provides streaming video to a customer supplied video storage device or monitor.