From the wires: [color:blue]It's called the Segway Human Transporter, but the Pentagon is drafting the two-wheeled scooter as part of a plan to develop battlefield robots that think on their own and communicate with troops. <br> <br>The program is still in the research phase, so the self-balancing scooters aren't expected to report to boot camp anytime soon. <br><br>So far, university researchers armed with Pentagon funding have programmed Segway robots that can open doors, avoid obstacles, and chase soccer balls -- all without human control. <br><br>Researchers say potential applications for the robots include performing search missions on the battlefield, transporting injured soldiers to safety, or following humans around while hauling their gear.</font color=blue><br><br> My name is yoyo. Nice to meet you.
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Why we need that I have no idea... we drop bombs, launch missiles and rockets... nobody has a conventional war anymore. Just a random sniper here and there. I think perhaps the Pentagon had a little money left over in the budget and just wanted to spend it so they don't lose it next fiscal year!<br><br> What?<br>Visit Me!
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