Segway Robots Used For Australian Sniper Target Practice Training

Posted Apr 9, 2010

Snipers that are training as part of the Australian Department of Defence has been working with Marathon Robotics of Sydney, Australia to create a training ground. The training ground features Segway robots that glide around by leaning forward to accelerate and leaning backward to stop which makes them harder to hit. When a sniper hits one of the robots, the other Segway robots scatter automatically, making the training even more realistic. The Segway robots use the Rover system GPS and a scanning laser rangefinder for navigation. [CNET]