Fast Company Magazine Names ReconRobotics One of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World


Edina-based ReconRobotics announced today that it has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company magazine. Inventor of the tactical micro-robot and a major supplier of robotic technologies to military units and law enforcement agencies, worldwide, ReconRobotics was ranked 44th on the list of honorees, which also included Nike (ranked #1), Amazon, Samsung, Kenya’s Safaricom, D-Rev, Google and China’s Landwasher.
“This is a great honor for our young company and each one of our 58 employees,” said Alan Bignall, President and CEO of ReconRobotics. “Our world-class design and engineering teams develop ultra-lightweight robots that save lives, and I am ecstatic that their creativity and problem solving have been recognized by Fast Company.”

The Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s most significant, high-profile editorial effort of the year, recognizing “enterprises that exemplify the best in business from across the economy and around the world.” The 2013 list appears in the March issue, which is on newsstands beginning February 19th and is available online at

About ReconRobotics, Inc.

ReconRobotics is the world leader in tactical, micro-robot systems. The company’s Recon Scout® and Throwbot® systems are widely deployed by the U.S. military and international friendly forces, and by nearly 700 law enforcement agencies, worldwide. The Throwbot XT delivers both audio and video reconnaissance, weighs 1.2lbs, and can be thrown up to 120 feet. This ultra-lightweight robot system saves lives by providing immediate situational awareness and greater standoff distance from hidden threats. ReconRobotics also founded Robotics Alley, an annual conference on the global business of robotics.

ReconRobotics is based in Edina, Minnesota, USA, and markets its products through a distribution network in 34 countries. The company’s international office, RRI Global, is located in Lugano, Switzerland.

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Jack Klobucar, Director of Marketing ReconRobotics
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