Philip English

Robotics Enthusiast, Director, Investor, Trainer, Author and Vlogger

Throwbot XT Product Review

Throwbot XT Product Review

Welcome, and on this video we are doing product review for the Throwbot XT, by Recon Robotics! So if you want to see how this easy-to-deploy tactical robot system is saving life’s and helping armed forces, then please stay tuned!

Hi Guys, I’m Philip English from, now on this video we are looking at the Recon Robotics , Throwbot XT!


ReconRobotics is the world leader in tactical micro-robot and personal sensor systems. Worldwide, nearly 4,300 of the company’s robots have been deployed by the U.S. military and international friendly forces, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, bomb squads and fire/rescue teams. Each day, they use the company’s mobile Recon Scout® and Throwbot® devices to protect their personnel, minimize collateral damage, and gain immediate reconnaissance within dangerous and hostile environments. The company was formed in 2006 to commercialize robotics technology developed at the University of Minnesota Distributed Robotics Laboratory under funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Science Foundation, among others.

Throwbot® XT is, pound-for-pound, the most versatile, robust, stealthy and easy-to-deploy tactical robot system in the world. Inherently water and dust resistant, the Throwbot XT is a personal sensor system for tactical operators. It weighs just 1.2lbs (540g) and can be thrown up to 120 feet (36m). The sensor is also exceptionally quiet (operating at just 22 decibels) and is equipped with an infrared optical system that activates automatically when the ambient light is low, enabling the operator to see in complete darkness. Once deployed, the micro-robot can be directed by the operator to quietly move through a structure and transmit video and audio to the handheld Operator Control Unit II (OCU II). These stealth capabilities can be utilized to locate armed subjects, confirm the presence of hostages or innocent civilians, listen in on conversations, and reveal the layout of rooms – information that can save lives and increase the success of high-risk operations. The robot may be purchased with or without audio (listening) capabilities, or upgraded to listening-enabled at a later date. The Throwbot XT may also be specified in any of three predetermined transmitting frequencies, enabling operators to use up to three robots in the same environment at the same time.

To run through the Performance of the XT:

  • Operates at just 22 decibels at a distance of 20 feet
  • Indoor Range (NLOS): Tested to 100ft/30m
  • Outdoor Range (LOS): Tested to 300ft/91m
  • Speed: Tested to 1.5fps/.46mps
  • Drop Shock Resistance: Tested to 30ft/9m
  • Throw Shock Resistance: Tested to 120ft/36m
  • Water resistant to incidental immersion in 1ft/30cm of water for up to 5 minutes
  • Mechanical Specifications:-
  • Length: 8.2in/20.9cm
  • Width (wheel to wheel): 7.6in/19.3cm
  • Height: 4.5in/11.4cm
  • Weight: 1.2lb/.54kg
  • Run Time: – On Flat Terrain: Tested to 60 minutes (varies on uneven terrain)

The Throwbot can withstand repeated 9 m (30 ft) drops onto concrete floors. It has even survived a drop from a UAV Reacon Robotics throwable robots are used by law enforcement agencies in 49 U.S. States.

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