Why is U.S. Military Shooting ‘Robot Dummies?’

Posted March 3, 2016 at 5:48am

PC World reports: “They’re not the kind of thing you might expect to see on a battlefield, but a four-wheeled robot recently tested by the U.S. Marines could help make better soldiers.”  

“The robots are a replacement for the paper targets typically used on military firing ranges and will trundle out from behind walls and buildings to provide a more realistic training environment.”  

“They look a little goofy—something like the upper half of a mannequin grafted onto a piece of construction machinery—but they’re more than that.”