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Recon Robotics Launch New Throwbot 2

Recon Robotics Throwbot 2
The Throwbot® 2 (TB2) robot is a throwable micro-robot platform that enables operators to obtain instantaneous video and audio reconnaissance within indoor or outdoor environments.  Designed to withstand repeated drops of up to 30 feet (9 m) onto concrete, the Throwbot® 2 robot can be thrown into hazardous situations in order to allow operators to quickly make informed decisions when seconds count.

This micro-robot is designed to be able to crawl over a variety of terrain, clearing obstacles up to 2″ (5 cm) tall.  Conversion kits are available which can increase the ability of the Throwbot® 2 robot to cross obstacles up to 4″ (10 cm) tall or to carry and tow a combined 4 lbs (1.8 kg) of payloads using integrated mount points or a Picatinny Rail accessory.

Key Features

  • ULTRA-QUIET – The Throwbot 2 robot is incredibly stealthy.  When configured with the Carry and Tow Conversion Kit, it is less than 59 dBa at 1 m.
  • DAY AND NIGHT OPERATION – Equipped with a colour camera and an infrared illumination system that automatically turns on when the ambient light is low.
  • AUDIO – Can transmit video and audio up to 150 feet (45m) through walls or 450 feet (137 m) outdoors line of sight, windows and doors to the OCU II.
  • WATER/DUST RESISTANT – IP66 and IP67 Compliant.
  • MULTIPLE FREQUENCIES – The robot may be specified in multiple predetermined frequency configurations allowing simultaneous operation in the same vicinity.
  • THROW-ABLE – Can be thrown as far as 120ft (36m) and withstand repeated 30-foot (9m) drops.


  • Outdoor Range (LOS): Tested to 450ft / 137m
  • Indoor Range (NLOS): Tested to 150ft / 45m
  • Drop Shock Resistance: 30ft / 9.1m
  • Throw Throw Resistance: 120ft / 36m
  • Max Obstacle Climb: 2in / 5cm
  • Speed: 1.8ft/s / 0.6m/s
  • Payload Capacity: NONE


  • Typical: 110 minutes
  • Observation Mode: 160 minutes
Key Features


  • Type: Color
  • Field of View: 60 degrees
  • Frame Rate: 30fps
  • Water/Dust Protection: IP66, IP67
  • IR Illumination: 25ft / 7.62m
  • Audio: One-way, listening only


  • Weight: 1.3lbs / 0.6kg
  • Length: 8.3in / 21.1cm
  • Width: 7.9in / 20.1cm
  • Height: 4.5in / 11.4cm

French elite law enforcement team RAID adopts Elios

Flyability2French elite law enforcement team RAID adopts Elios, the collisiontolerant UAV designed for indoor flight. Developed by Swiss startup Flyability, Elios is successfully used by one of the most prestigious special law enforcement units in the world, the RAID (Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence), to perform indoor reconnaissance and intelligence in the most complex enclosed spaces. The unique ability of Elios to tolerate collisions makes it ideal for deployment in critical urban scenarios such as hostage situations, isolated shooter, or even terrorist attacks inside buildings. In these contexts, the police forces use Elios as a remotely operated camera providing highdefinition and thermal images for performing reconnaissance and intelligence. To the benefit of the deployed troops, the drone allows significant time savings. Above all, it increases the security of the police officers by allowing them to identify hazards before entering an unknown zone. Elios offers efficient yet straightforward support in the most critical phases of an assault, such as climbing stairs or entering a new room. The Swiss company Flyability developed Elios which is used in the field by several special law enforcement units in Europe and the Middle East and notably the RAID, which was involved in all recent crises that affected France. After several months of use, the RAID qualified Elios as a groundbreaking and unparalleled product when it comes to indoor use. Patrick Thévoz, CEO of Flyability emphasizes: “The adoption of our product by the RAID materializes the mission of Flyability to send robots instead of humans in hazardous places and dangerous situations. We believe in the use of technology to reduce the exposure of humans to risks and in particular for homeland security professionals, firefighters, and first responders operating in confined spaces. This mission is our priority, and we look forward to continuing to develop the technologies of the future for this purpose. ” About Flyability Flyability is a Swiss company building safe drones for inaccessible places.

By allowing drones to be used safely inside cities, inside buildings, and in contact with people, it enables new interactions and services with UAVs. With Elios, Flyability solves the two most critical issues of one of the fastest growing industries: collision and injury risks. The company’s first market is in industrial inspection where it avoids sending people in dangerous and confined spaces for the inspection of Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Mining, Chemical, or Maritime infrastructures. It is also active in Search & Rescue and Security to assess emergency situations without putting humans at risk. Flyability is the winner of the 1M USD Drones for Good Award and over 15 other technology and business prizes.

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