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Army To Test ATLAS Robotic Gun: Bruce Jette

Thursday, June 6, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Sydney J. Freedberg  |  June 5, 2019  |  Breaking Defense


The experimental turret will use the technology — and the safeguards — from the Army’s ATLAS project, originally misrepresented in the media as building "killer robots."

UPDATED with Robert Work comment WASHINGTON: The Army’s acquisition chief, Bruce Jette, has ordered the service’s famed night vision lab to develop an experimental “automated turret” for live-fire testing next June. Army sources confirmed to Breaking Defense that the turret will use the lab’s Artificially Intelligent Targeting System (ATLAS), designed to detect potential targets, determine if they’re hostile and aim a 50mm cannon with superhuman speed and accuracy.
But — note the pause — ATLAS will not pull the trigger because it will not have a physical connection to the trigger mechanism, leaving the final decision to fire literally in human hands. READ MORE...

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