29 Apr '16, 9am

#tech #military

#tech #military

© Sputnik/ Alexei Danichev Army of the Future: Russia’s Next Gen Robots to Work in Space and on Battlefield The robotic trainer, aptly called “Pucheglaz” (Popeye), invented for military sharpshooters by Semyon Kurochkin, a 9th-grade cadet from Tyumen, employs an eyesight-correction method invented by British ophthalmologist Jonathan Barnes. Looking through the unit the sniper sees a laser dot to keep an eye focused on. Following on-screen instructions, he then starts straining and relaxing his eye muscles. Every 15 minutes he is instructed to stop and take a rest. An ingenious automatic brake control system also won big kudos from Defense Ministry experts. The winners received their well-deserved awards during a ceremony in St. Petersburg. Addressing the young inventors, Colonel Oleg Vorobyov, the acting chief of the Ministry’s intellectual property and supply assessment d...

Full article: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160429/1038820454/russia-...

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