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The US Army is working on a real life aimbot

By Salehuddin Bin Husin - on 6 Jul 2015, 10:22am

The US Army is working on a real life aimbot

 Not only is it an aimbot in real life, it even has a troll worthy name like MAXFAS.

Who doesn't want an exoskeleton? Ripley made it cool when she used the Power Loader to go mano-a-mano with the Alien Queen in Aliens. Even Tom Cruise appeared awesome when he donned a military exosuit in Edge of Tomorrow. It seems like people working for the US military think so too.

An aimbot is gamer lingo for a hack that gives the player computer assisted aiming, which basically means you never miss.

Combine an exoskeleton with an aimbot hack and you'll get the MAXFAS.

The MAXFAS being developed at the US ARL (Army Research Lab) isn't a full fledged exoskeleton, but its potential for mayhem is still there nonetheless. It is a mechanical arm exoskeleton that is aimed at enhancing the aim of raw recruits. The MAXFAS' initial goal is to teach recruits effective marksmanship and correct their aiming, though that's just the first step of the plan.

Since it's not a full body exoskeleton, the soldier only has to don the MAXFAS on his shooting arm. Through a system of sensors and wires, the MAXFAS monitors the shooter's arm and automatically corrects it whenever the sensors detect a shot is about to be fired or right as the shot is fired, depending on where the soldier needs assistance. Made out of carbon fiber, the MAXFAS system is fitted with sensors intelligent enough that it won't interfere with regular movement, only when a soldier is firing their weapon. Despite just being in the prototype stage, MAXFAS has been proven to work, as trials show that those trained with the MAXFAS arm have better accuracy, even after removing the device.

The current MAXFAS is a fixed prototype that only works in the laboratory. Future versions though, will be usable in the field and is aimed at helping soldiers maintain accuracy even when they're fatigued or moving.

Source: US Army
Via: Engadget

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