Sydney students develop robots for Marines

This article describes the robots as Terminator but I suspect they are closer to the mannequins in an old Doctor Who issue
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/3963622/Sydney-students-develop-robots-for-Marines

“The Rover robots, the first such “smart targets” to be adopted for training exercises by the US military, are armoured autonomous robots that look, move and behave like real people. Australian troops are already using them for training.Teams of the robots can execute complex pre-planned scenarios and are intelligent enough to scatter and run for cover when a buddy robot is shot. The robots, which weigh 150 kilograms, are based on the Segway platform. They do not need to be controlled with a joystick and can accelerate at up to 12.6km/h.They use GPS and a scanning laser range-finder for navigation, positioning and obstacle detection and avoidance. The robots are networked so they can be monitored and given commands remotely.”

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