Even though it might seem that we are focused on producing robots, which we are, actually, our mission is to support and enhance human decision making, especially under stressful or threatening conditions.
So, rather than create a device that trains personnel to merely hit a bullseye, we designed our Targabot to efficiently improve trainee (1) engagement accuracy and (2) real-time threat/no threat, shoot/no shoot decision making in the field.
The simplest way that this is accomplished using the platform is by hiding several units within an arena or shoot house and then program them to make unexpected, erratic presentations of both “shoot” and “no shoot” targets.
The trainee enters the situation not knowing what, when, where or for how long subjects will present themselves, which can be very much like real world experiences. While challenging, our users have been finding that trainees show significant improvement in moving target engagements within as little as 15 minutes.
Up to this point, we have been recommending more traditional, generic good guy/bad guy silhouettes for this application. They work great. But, what if we add even more realism?
We are developing photorealistic shoot/no shoot targets that will raise the ante. Check ‘em out.