You've got to hand it to the Aussie military - they know how to think outside the killbox.
In order to help train snipers in dealing with busy crowds in real world situations, the Australian military has contracted Marathon Robotics to come up with a unique solution - Segways. Each gyro-stablised people mover gets a dummy mounted on it, and a whole mess of them can be controlled and programmed from one station.
Combine the snipe-bots with a realistically built up area, and you get the ultimate in live-fire exercises. Thanks to Gizmodo, we even have this totally neat video:
Man... we want to play with that!
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