As machines that let first responders look at dangerous objects become increasingly common, Novatiq has started producing a throwable recon robot with the relatively low price tag of roughly $11,300.
The military-grade Scorp was announced last year with slightly different specs. At 13 inches long and 7.7 pounds, it's compact and light enough for backpack portability.
It's also tough enough to be thrown into buildings and dangerous areas, just like the lighter 110 FirstLook from iRobot.
Both machines are remote-operated, roll on treads, and have flippers that enable them to climb stairs, train tracks, and other … Read more