The Recon Scout is a miniature, mobile robot that provides real-time video reconnaissance of hostile and dangerous environments. Constructed of aircraft aluminum and titanium and hardened electronics, the rugged Recon Scout can be thrown through a window or door, or tossed over a wall. Once deployed, the movement of the Recon Scout can be controlled at a distance using a joy-stick equipped operator control unit that also receives live video from the robot. The Recon Scout can be thrown up to 120 feet, and can transmit video up to 100 feet through walls and doors, and up to 300 feet outdoors. Its sophisticated optics allow the transmission of clear video in extremely low light of just .0003 lux - about one-tenth the light found on a clear, moonless night.