project specification

Throwbot

A throwable micro-robot platform that enables operators to obtain instantaneous video. Designed to withstand repeated drops of up to 30 feet (9 m) onto concrete, the 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.

Specifications

Weight 0.6 kg
Length21.1 cm
Width20.1 cm
Height11.4 cm
Outdoor Range (LOS) 137 m
Indoor Range (NLOS) 45 m
Drop Shock Resistance 9.1 m
Throw Resistance 36 m
Max Obstacle Climb 5 cm
Speed 0.6 m/s
Run time 110
Observation Mode 160

Overview

Designed to withstand repeated drops of up to 30 feet (9 m) onto concrete, the 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.  

Its design ensures it lands upright in pretty much any situation where it hits a flat surface, and once deployed it can stealthily move under furniture, cars, or other cover and beam back live video to a command station 1,000 feet away. It is designed to be controlled by an operator working alongside it via a simple joystick control that also sports a small display that provides a 'bots'-eye view. 

References

Describes the background of the project, the design considerations, and technology assessment. Has a user evaluation and goes in to the technical details and features.

M. Barnes, H. Evereft, P. Rudakevych. - 2005

Website contains more specifications, accessories, and a media gallery. Also has the option to get a demo.

https://www.reconrobotics.com