Friday, April 16, 2010 at 11:27AM
Marathon Robotics and the Australian Defense Force teamed up to bring realism and a little fun to snipers in training. They outfitted Segways with foam bodies in hoodies for live-fire sniper training.
With the Rover system, there is no joystick -- the Segways are pre-programmed to follow a planned scenario. When a target is shot, it provides instant visual feedback by stopping and dropping its mannequin, and sends a message to other Segways to scatter.
Now, if only someone could program them to dance to "Thriller"!