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Cool stuff.  I expect we’ll be seeing a lot more of this type of thing down the road.  Artificial intelligence is definitely the future.

From the description:

“Our neural network has been designed so that it learns to look for potential targets. It highlights it [the target] out of multitude of things it sees. Then, understanding it is a potential target, the neural network can make a decision on how to act,”

Thoughts?

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So user friendly, even old fat white guys can handle it:

USB-Computer-Controlled-Airsoft-BB-TurretI probably should have taken another post-Thanksgiving day off, because every video I watched to blog about I found physically painful.  Life is tough haha.

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Shell redistrubution chamber?

65% more bullet?

Good stuff… where can I buy one? :P

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpsPqMn26r8[/youtube]

Seriously, where are some seagulls when you need them most? I would have constructed some sidewalls and baited that section of the beach with bread, and an hour before lighting off that badboy.  Also that box they built to contain the fireworks needs to be mounted on a turret next time, for easy aiming.

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This software is designed to automatically detect, track and anticipate moving targets so that a robotic turret, powered by off-the-shelf hobby servos, can accurately engage them. The turret can be bought or built to aim a paintball gun, second video/still image camera, airsoft gun, water gun, nerf gun, laser, etc…

Source – The Sentry Project

Check out the video:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxBa5bQfTGc[/youtube]

Very cool idea, and setup.  Seems like the software and hardware could use a bit of work when it comes to stability, speed, and accurate targeting… judging by the company’s website, the programmer is hard at work on software upgrades.

The total cost for this rig (minus the laptop and gun) is $250

My only question is, how long until someone pops a real gun into that rig and causes some major damage?

Seems like a huge liability considering the way you fire a toy gun and a real gun is pretty much identical.  The only thing that would likely need to be upgraded is the strength of the turret, because of the increased recoil it would need to withstand.

If you buy one of these please don’t hook it up to a computer labeled “HAL 9000” :P

Hat Tip: SayUncle

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