Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has just announced the formation of a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for trusted autonomous systems. The Centre is the first CRC in the Commonwealth’s program with a specific defence industry focus and will be located in Queensland. Marathon Targets has partnered with the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) at the […]
Last week, Australia Post started trialing after-hour deliveries of packages using Marathon’s custom-built delivery robot. The trials are being conducted in New Farm, QLD and will last four weeks. The robotic platform utilises Marathon’s autonomous navigation technology, developed over the last decade. Our robots are used on a daily basis by our worldwide military and law […]
We are proud to announce that Marathon was awarded a 3-year contract this week by the Naval Special Warfare Command to provide rentals of our robotic targets. We are looking forward to being able to support the warfighter under this contract, and to be able to make a difference to their capabilities.
This week, we were proud to make the first delivery of our new T10 indoor targets. The T10 is a scaled-down robotic target intended for use on indoor ranges. It is smaller and more agile in tight spaces. The target dummy folds down on itself to allow it to be hidden in corners and behind […]
A well-written article about 3BDE’s experience in using the robots to enhance their training, including details of specific scenarios.
The Australian Defence Magazine talks about the use of robots within the Australian Army.
An article in The Australian about robot use within the Australian Army.
Christopher Pyne, Australian minister for Defence Industry, visits Marathon’s booth at IDEX’17 in Abu Dhabi.
Jane’s article from IDEX 2017: The world’s first and only autonomous robotic human type target system can turn soldiers into ‘pre-combat veterans’.
The US Defence Department Science Blog reports on the Air Force’s 27th Special Operations Wing using robots to practice their responses to real-life intense moments, like hostage situations.