Segways used for sniper target practice

    Marathon Robotics has developed a robotic training system for the Australian special forces. Targets are mounted on Segway Robotic Mobility Platform (RMP) vehicles which are controlled by a central computer system. They can, for example, be programmed to scatter when a shot is fired, just like you would expect from human, making it much harder for the sniper to take out the next “terrorist”.

    A Segway running away for his/her life
    Central control system

    Personally I think this is the best possible use of these damned devices. Nothing would give me more pleasure that shooting a Segway in the ass!

    [ Hat Tip: Engadget. Many thanks to Paul and Rob for emailing me the links. ]

    Steve Johnson

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