US Marines Use Aussie Segway Robots As Taliban Targets

Look out, it's a remote-controlled Segway with a machine gun - shoot it! Australian-based Marathon Robotics recently sold eight of the robot practice targets to the US Marines for a cool $US2 million. Check out this video of them in action:

Marathon Robotics says “the target can move unpredictably in a way that no other target on the market can."

Called "Rover", the robots are built on an armoured Segway, and have been used by the Australian Special Air service and other elite units, like the SAS, since 2008. [Military Times via Camp Pendleton Patch]

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