Self-Aiming Rifle can hit moving target at 1200 yards
This is crazy. Definitely a cool thing, but they’re showing it for deer hunting. Is it really “hunting” if you’re using a computer guided weapon to kill and animal?
Interesting info from the article:
- The tracking system includes a computer, laser rangefinder, camera, and color display in a sighting scope mounted on top.
- You track your quarry on the display (pictured) and push a button near the trigger to lock a red laser dot on the target.
- After you choose a target, the weapon decides when best to shoot — compensating for things like wind speed, arm shake, recoil, temperature, humidity, and curvature of the earth.
- An algorithm uses image-processing to keep the laser dot on the target as it moves.
- The algorithm increases pressure required to pull the trigger, reducing it when the blue crosshairs are right over the red dot – that’s when a bullet is fired.
- There’s also Wi-Fi to stream imagery to an iPad (included), so shooters can share what they’re seeing on Facebook or YouTube.
Sharing what you’re seeing and shooting at would be really cool to share on Facebook or YouTube, but not many Wi-Fi networks in the field. Then again, why worry? I don’t have $25K to blow on something like this anyway.