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These Marines Are Becoming Crack Shots Thanks to Robot Targets that Move Like Humans | Military.com

These Marines Are Becoming Crack Shots Thanks to Robot Targets that Move Like Humans | Military.com

At 2nd Marine Division in North Carolina, troops who have spent their careers shooting at static bull’s-eyes on paper are being forced to adapt to a new kind of target — one that can charge at them, move in unexpected directions, respond when engaged and even shout at them in a foreign language.

The division is the first operational unit in the military to employ autonomous Marathon targets: humanoid figures on four-wheeled platforms that can be programmed to operate in concert, and are fast and unpredictable enough to rock the most experienced marksmen back on their heels.

Source: These Marines Are Becoming Crack Shots Thanks to Robot Targets that Move Like Humans | Military.com

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