Segways used for sniper target practice

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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
Steve Johnson

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  • Advocate Advocate on Apr 14, 2010

    i'm preparing my fleet of roomba vacuums as the poor mans version of this.


  • Bill W. Bill W. on May 07, 2010

    Best use I've seen of a Segway yet. Kudos!

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