TARGAMITE is a robotics company producing advanced, innovative live-fire training solutions for the military, law enforcement, and tactical communities. Our mission is to add portable robotics and heightened realism to the small arms training program to efficiently (1) improve engagement accuracy; (2) increase situational awareness and decrease tunnel vision; and (3) enhance real-time threat/no threat, shoot/no shoot decision-making in the field.
Product and Services
Our signature product — called the TARGABOT® — is the world’s first portable, unpredictable moving target system that presents randomly like real threats in theatre. Through user-programmable robotics, this leading-edge platform offers the modern-day warfighter an altogether new dimension of challenge and training engagement.
The TARGABOT was developed to offer a realistic, cost-effective, highly-versatile solution to firearms training in the military and law enforcement contexts.
Behaving unpredictably, like human adversaries encountered on the battlefield, the TARGABOT significantly develops the warfighter’s threat detection, shoot/no shoot judgment, and rapid engagement accuracy, while operating to reduce tunnel-vision under stress. Subject matter experts have determined that operators' skill and effectiveness are demonstrably improved through only two short training drills on the TARGABOT.
The TARGABOT is an all-weather robotic target that can be used indoors and outdoors, as well as in shoot houses, inside/behind motorized vehicles, on ships at sea, or on mobile ranges.
AC or battery-operated (over 6-hour runtime) and lightweight (20.5 lbs.), the TARGABOT comes with 8 factory modes of operation, each with individualized difficulty ramping capabilities. The trainer may also direct the system real time by remote control (1,000 meter rating), or simply program any autonomous scenario he/she imagines, with our user-friendly Graphic Sequencer app.
The TARGABOT is caliber agnostic, capable of accommodating both standard and customized targets — like bull's-eyes, heads, torsos, thermals, or laser pads — and takes only minutes to integrate into existing ranges and training scenarios.
Current enhancements in development include: hit / miss detection, with audio steel or human vocal sound reporting; user/trainee data collection; audio vocal taunting (multi-lingual) when targets are presented; timed audio gunshot sounds following target presentation if target not hit; artificial intelligence (AI) driven adaptive aggressiveness and evasiveness; and parallel real world live-fire and 3D Virtual Reality sim training arenas.