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Recon Scout: "Know Before You Go"

NCJ Number
Law Enforcement Technology Volume: 35 Issue: 10 Dated: October 2008 Pages: 150,152,154,155
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Date Published
October 2008
4 pages
This article describes the creation and effectiveness of the Recon Scout, a mobile robot providing a versatile and innovative search tool for law enforcement.
Created and developed by ReconRobotics, Inc., the Recon Scout is a miniature mobile robot that provides real-time video reconnaissance of hostile or dangerous environments. The Recon Scout gathers mission-critical information prior to sending personnel into unpredictable and unsafe environments. It is constructed of durable aircraft aluminum and titanium. Once deployed, its movement is controlled from a distance using a handheld operator control unit. With the ability to be deployed with minimal manpower, the device is seen as a must have for any agency. With the threat of terrorism, narcotics raids, hostage rescues, barricaded suspects, and explosives always possible, the Recon Scout can minimize an agency’s risk.