Terminators? Why the U.S. Marines have started shooting at robots

Marathon Targets’s rolling autonomous robots can weave and dodge on a practice battlefield, helping troops to hone their marksmanship.

In the dystopian future portrayed by The Terminator series, the robots are alive and shooting, nuking, and otherwise hunting down what’s left of the human race. It’s hard not to think of those iconic movie images of the red-eyed cyborgs with the news that the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has started to use autonomous robots for target practice.

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