Auto-Aim, Coming Soon To A Real Army Near You

To compensate for the stickiness of control pads and the low resolution of televisions, video games that involve shooting have long employed the use of automatic aiming. It's a luxury about to be enjoyed by real soldiers in the field.

Last week, the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded Lockheed Martin a $US6.9 million contract to continue development of the company's One-Shot Program, a research project begun in 2007 that aims to develop an advanced sniper scope that is able to calculate things like crosswinds, GPS location, range to target, temperature and even humidity, and almost instantly update the sights to ensure an "automatic" kill.

Spooky stuff, but also very real; Lockeed Martin will have 15 test units ready for delivery to the US military soon, with 100 more to follow if things go well.

[Military & Aerospace, via Neatorama]


Comments

    I call Hacks!
    Next you'll be telling me they can see through walls!

      http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080625

      Thermal Vision?

      heartbeat sensor lol

    omg you noobs! *rage quits*

    Lol, luxury. More like "Lack in skill."

    Great, the army are turning into Console Noobs... Stupid Aim-assist :(

    That's pretty scary.

    STOOPID HAXORS!!! STOP USING AIM BOT OR I'LL REPORT YOU!!!

    Next on the agenda: AimBots.

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