Looking Pretty Isn’t Enough

By Deane Barker on December 2, 2003

Will Segways become battlefield bots? : The title isn’t quite accruate, as the article is more about hot-rodding Segways in general to do all sorts of things.

The program is still in the research phase, so the self-balancing scooters aren’t expected to report to boot camp anytime soon. 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.

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