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ReconRobotics Names New VP, International Sales & Military Business Development


EDINA, Minn. – April 15, 2020 – ReconRobotics, the world leader in tactical micro-robot systems, names Thomas Nelson as the new Vice President-International Sales & Military Business Development. Nelson brings extensive executive level experience in requirements management, capability development and concepts for Army robotics and AI at the tactical edge. Nelson, who served as the director of the Army’s newly formed Robotic Requirements Division, is uniquely qualified to capitalize on the groundbreaking innovations in micro-robotics and help lead ReconRobotics’ growth going forward.

Mack Traynor, Chief Executive Officer at ReconRobotics, said, “We are excited about Colonel Nelson joining the ReconRobotics’ team. He has the experience and skill set to help us to further develop, manage and market our growing line of products.”

“Returning to my home state of Minnesota to join ReconRobotics and continue work in an exciting and meaningful sector is a great opportunity and I look forward to making a significant impact.” added Thomas Nelson.

When ReconRobotics came to the scene in 2007, all military and police robots were large and complex and were operated only by trained experts. The ReconRobotics vision was radically different: give warfighters, SWAT operators and law enforcement an incredibly simple, lightweight system that enabled them to remotely deploy video, infrared and audio sensors to reveal hidden threats.

The Throwbot® 2 robot is a throw-able, micro-robot system enabling operators to secure instantaneous video and audio reconnaissance within outdoor and indoor environments.

  • The total system weighs approximately 3 pounds (in default mode).
  • Is equipped with an infrared optical system that automatically turns on when the ambient light is low.
  • Video and audio can transmit up to 150 feet (45 meters) through walls, windows and doors to the OCU II.

Once deployed, the robot can be directed to move through a structure while transmitting real-time video and audio to the OCU II allowing the operator to locate and identify subjects while revealing the room layout.

We are developing a line of accessories to further enhance the Throwbot® 2 micro-robot capabilities to better serve our military and law enforcement customers in the volatile and variable situations faced each and every day.

About ReconRobotics, Inc.
ReconRobotics is the world leader in ultra-light, tactical, micro-robot systems. The company’s Recon Scout® and Throwbot® systems save lives by providing immediate situational awareness and greater standoff distance to military and law enforcement personnel. These capabilities protect personnel from hidden threats, enhance mission planning and execution, and minimize collateral damage. ReconRobotics is based in Edina, Minnesota, USA and markets its products through a distribution network in 45 countries.

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