About Us

ReconRobotics® is the world leader in tactical micro-robot and personal sensor systems. Worldwide, over 5,500 of the company’s robots have been deployed to 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.

Why is ReconRobotics® the market leader? We developed our products with the end-user top of mind. Our robots are the:

  • Most rugged and durable
  • Most reliable
  • Easiest to use
  • Lowest weight
  • Little to no training required
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Low failure rate
The company was formed in 2005 to commercialize robotics technology developed at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Distributed Robotics under funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
  • ReconRobotics Inc. formed in 2005 with licensed initial intellectual property from the University of Minnesota.
  • Today, we are the market Leader in ultra light UGV solution for law enforcement and military teams worldwide.
ReconRobotics® markets its products through a worldwide distribution network. Among the users of Recon Scout® robots are the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as many federal agencies, including the U.S. Marshals, Border Patrol, FBI, ICE and ATF.  ReconRobotics products are used on a daily basis by friendly military forces and local and national law enforcement agencies on every continent.

Company History


Throwbot® 2 robot introduced.


ReconRobotics establishes an integration agreement with Lenco Armored Vehicles.  ReconRobotics completes a capital restructuring.


ReconRobotics integrates with Microsoft’s Patrol Car of the Future program.  Company ships 5,000th system. Recon Scout® CT robot introduced.


ReconRobotics ships 5500th system.  Recon Scout® XL, Throwbot® XTa, and Recon Scout® CT robots selected for evaluation by the US Army Robot Enhancement Program.


TACOM recognizes ReconRobotics as a key supplier.


US Army Rapid Equipping Force orders 1100 Recon Scout® XT robots. Robotic Systems Joint Project Office orders 126 Recon Scout® XT robots for the US Marine Corps. Throwbot® XTa robot introduced.


Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.  Company ships 4,000th system.  Recon Scout® XL robot introduced.


US Army orders 385 Recon Scout® XT robots.  US Army Rapid Equipping Force orders additional 315 Recon Scout® XT robots. Popular Science names the Recon Scout® XT one of the 100 Top Technology Innovations. Recon Scout® Throwbot® LE introduced.


ReconRobotics receives MN Architect of Defense Award.  Recon Scout® XT robot introduced.  

Company Contacts


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TEL: 952-935-5515 ext. 2
TOLL FREE: 866-697-6267
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Our Location

ReconRobotics is located at 5251 W 73rd Street, Ste A, Edina, MN, USA


5251 W 73rd St Suite A, Edina, MN 55439

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