Snipers train in shooting at robots.
The Australian company Marathon Robotics has developed a training complex for snipers. The essence of the complex is simple: robots are quietly “walking” on a cardboard imitation of a city street, and snipers shoot at them. A sort of Duck Hunt in the twenty-first century.
Video (in English) and a description of the system under the cut.
The complex is pretty tricked out:
- robots do not collide, dodge unexpected obstacles, are able to coordinate their movements with each other and navigate in space using GPS and hand
- robots walk along programmed or random trajectories, i.e. no need to manage each individually
- robots react to shooting and hitting other robots - scatter and hide
- everything is controlled from one laptop by one operator
Website: www.marathonrobotics.com (TTX robots can be found in PDF on the website )