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ReconRobotics Recon Scout IR Tactical Robot: Mobile Recon Bot for SWAT Ops

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with an Olympus Stylus 790 SW 7.1-megapixel digital camera, which is advertised as "shock + waterproof". March 2, 2009 DefenseReview has been publishing ... Read More »

Robotic FX Lands Big Military Contract for Negotiator Tactical Manipulator Robot

The following is a Robotic FX press release: Robotic FX, Inc. Awarded Contract for Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) to be Used for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Detection and Identification ALSIP, IL, September 14, 2007 — Robotic FX, Inc., has been awarded a $279.9 million contract to manufacture its Negotiator Tactical Manipulator Robot, issued by the U.S. Army. The contract is ... Read More »

Negotiator Tactical Robot Gets Revolutionary 6-Axis Robotic Arm

The following is a Robotic FX, Inc. press release that has been slightly edited for content by DefenseReview: Worth, IL – (June 6, 2007) Robotic FX, Inc. has announced the release of the latest Negotiator Tactical Surveillance Robot (NTSR) accessory, a 6-Axis robotic arm (transforming the NTSR into the Negotiator Tactical Manipulator Robot a.k.a. NTMR). “This [6-Axis] arm will revolutionize ... Read More »

Negotiator Tactical Robot: Encrypted Long-Range Video for Tactical Ops

The following is a Robotic FX, Inc. press release: Worth, IL – (March, 2 2007) Robotic FX, Inc. has announced successful testing of the latest COFDM equipped Negotiator Tactical Surveillance Robot. COFDM is a modulation scheme that divides a single digital signal across 1,000 or more signal carriers simultaneously. The signals are sent at right angles to each other (hence, ... Read More »

Negotiator Tactical Surveillance Robot for Special Operations & SWAT Ops

The following is a Robotic FX, Inc. press release: Robotic FX Negotiator Tactical Surveillance Robot Gets Endorsed by Corrections Special Operations Community Worth, IL – Robotic FX, Inc. has unveiled its Negotiator Tactical Surveillance Robot – the first low-cost robotic system [unmanned ground vehicle (UGV)] designed to help first-responders make informed decisions from a safe distance. Robotic FX, Inc. has ... Read More »

Negotiator Tactical Robot Wows Evaluators at Robotics Event

The following is a Robotic FX, Inc. press release: Robotic FX, Inc. Announces Success of the Negotiator Robot at Recent Robotic Evaluation Excercise. Worth, IL – (September 18, 2006) Robotic FX, Inc. has announced that during a recent robot evaluation exercise held at the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Training Academy in Rockville, Maryland, the Negotiator Tactical Surveillance Robot, a low-cost, ... Read More »

Negotiator Tactical Surveillance Robot: Sneak n’ Peek the Bad Guys

by David Crane [email protected]   A company called Robotic FX, Inc. has come out with a tactical ground robot/UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) called the Negotiator Tactical Surveillance Robot (TSR). DefenseReview got to operate the Negotiator tactical robot (a.k.a. tactical bot) at IACP Miami 2005 at… the Robotic FX booth, but we weren’t allowed to shoot any pictures of the system ... Read More »

Micro Air Vehicle (MAV): Backpackable UAV for Tactical Reconnaissance & Surveillance

by David Crane [email protected] November 17, 2005 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have already proven their unique capabilities and importance in the U.S. military's prosecution of the war on terror. Large tactical reconnaissance/targeting UAVs like the now-famous weaponized Predator UAVs (a.k.a. Predator drones), including the RQ/MQ-1 Predator, YMQ-9A Predator (also referred to as MQ-9A Predator), and MQ-9B (a.k.a. Predator B) Hunter/Killer ... Read More »

More iRobot Packbot Robotic Infantry Soldiers Headed to Afghanistan and Iraq

by David Crane [email protected] On March 17th, 2005, it was announced that iRobot (headquartered in Burlington, MA) has won an $18.4 million Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) contract to provide 150 of its PackBot EOD Hazardous Duty Mobile Robots to the U.S. Navy by the end of 2005 for the purpose of explosive ordanced disposal operations. These robots, already battle-proven/combat-proven ... Read More »

USMC Dragon Runner Mini Recon Robot (Ground Robot)/UGV for Urban Warfare Ops

by David Crane [email protected] Urban warfare operations may become just a little less dangerous for our Marines in the near future. Why? Because a bunch of researchers at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute in Pittsburgh, Pensylvania have teamed up with the United States Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) in Quantico Virginia to create a small, lightweight little Mighty Mouse of ... Read More »