Developed by Kuat Systems Engineering, the RE-1 probe droid was a small, spherical automaton equipped with sophisticated sensor and communications packages. The design harkens back to many earlier probe droids. The RE-1 featured seven different imaging sensors: a central photoreceptor, a magnetic imaging device, a thermal imager and four auxiliary imagers for range finding and providing coordinates. The droid contained
The RedEye probe droid were designed as passive espionage and exploration unit, and were plated with energy-absorbing stealth armor that baffled most sensor scans. In order to gain broader apeal it was deemed necessary to equip the droid with a means of defense and so a single stun blaster was added to the design in keeping with its peaceful design mentality.