NREC collaborated with Automatika, Inc. (AI) to develop Dragon
Runner, an ultra-rugged, portable, lightweight reconnaissance
robot for use by the U.S. Marine Corps in Operation Iraqi
Freedom (OIF) for urban reconnaissance and sentry missions.
Dragon Runner represents the state-of-the-art in rugged
ultra-compact, ultra-portable mission-capable mobile robotics
platform for use with wireless remote control.
The use of small-scale hand controllers and custom mission
backpack, powered through military batteries, make this system
ideal for use in areas too dangerous or inaccessible for Marines.
Dragon Runner has been successfully commercialized by Qinetiq North America.