I want to build a "sniper robot"

I would like to build a sniper robot. This would be a robotic machine,
with aa gun, cameras,and a computer inside, that would shoot at
targets.
It would be based on a stationary platform, meaning that there is no
requirement that this robot moves about. Its only job would be, upon
command, to aim and shoot at targets. I hope that eventually it could
aim and shoot at moving targets,but for the beginning, they will be
stationary.
To be safe, and for ease of development, it will shoot non-lethal
bullets like airsoft bullets or some such. Since it does not need to
move,I want it to be powered by 110 volts and, if necessary,
compressed air. The platform would be leveled with some precision
using adjustable feet. (this will aid in computing trajectory).
Acquisition of targets, and calculation of distance and relative
location of the target, would be done with two cameras providing
stereoscopic effect, like human eyes.
What I am hoping is that I can build a robot that would, say,be able
to shoot dozens of randomly placed dominoes with astonishing speed.
My main qustion is, for now, the following: what kind of airsoft gun
can I buy that would be able to shoot without human assistance (no
slide racking), and preferably be powered with compressed air, and be
relatively consistent, such as 10 MOA or so. I think that I saw one at
rip-off fairs and festivals.
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Ignoramus12003
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Hitting the target with a laser pointer would require solving most of the recognition and acquisition problems.
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Jim Wilkins
This is an excellent point!
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Ignoramus12003
Search for sentry gun and there's some interesting information available.
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RogerN
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RogerN
Gonna use a full-auto AK?
I wonder if you could modify to your needs, one of the OpenSource kits that are out there.
Googlit "robotic target acquisition kit"
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Larry Jaques
I had the 90rd drum at the Machine Gun Meet that time. Man, those go through rounds like crazy. I had it on semi until I got the feel, then let loose on a van. My burst looked like a heartbeat pulse and the long slow curve into a straight line as I raked the van side. The owner liked it. Those are fun guns. It cost me $25 to do that, so feeding one would be very expensive. A mini gun would be even worse, using up one annual paycheck per day of use, I reckon. Pass!
I'm still holding out for a nice, quiet, vaporizing laser. It would:
A) Keep thumpers from getting to the door. and B) Remove any of that pesky "evidence" stuff. and C) Eliminate local dogs who shit on the lawn/cats who pee on my porch. and D) Be lots of fun to watch (for very brief, smoky periods.)
I'd use a swamp cooler housing with a small motor to raise the case enough to shoot under. That won't look too strange on the roof. Now, where can I find a nice 50kv laser for a Benjy or less...?
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Larry Jaques
The whole point of robotic targeting should be one shot accuracy and ammo conservation. Locate target, fire once accurately, if target is still moving fire again accurately, repeat until no movement.
Reply to
Pete C.
Iggy! It's not worth it! Just build a better fence around your warehouse!
Disposing of bodies is _always_ harder than you think it'll be.
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Tim Wescott
That's a good way to separate the tasks. Usually when I approach something like that I like to do the dicey part first, then do the "I know I can do this with enough effort" part later. And, in this case, I see the targeting and shooting part as dicier, so that's the right place to start.
Iggy -- post updates if you do this, it sounds like fun! And when you find that you always lag a moving target, say so: I'll share some control rules with you that'll fix that problem.
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Tim Wescott
To make it a little harder, how about having several sound sensors and have it direct a laser at a flying mosquito.
Dan
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dcaster
Wouldn't work on the roof of a moving car...
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Richard
Shoot at any sound? You might as well have it defend its Off switch.
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Jim Wilkins
Tim Wescott on Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:33:03 -0600 typed in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:
That is why the Vortex 2000 Perimeter Sentry System came with an "Perp_B_Gone" option, which would amp up the particle beam in order to take care of such ...issues.
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pyotr filipivich
I did not say shoot at any sound. Iggy is smart enough to understand that shooting at a flying mosquito would include analysing the sound to determi ne what is making the noise. I understand that female mosquito's have a d ifferent pitch than mail mosquito's. I would shoot both, but Iggy may only want to shoot the females. They are the ones that bite. And of course o ne would need to program in limits on where to point the limits. Do not wa nt to irritate the neighbors.
Dan
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dcaster
"Jim Wilkins" on Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:59:06 -0500 typed in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:
I wanted to do something like that as a "bug zapper"
Sounds like an idea too.
-- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although more often, Age travels alone."
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pyotr filipivich
Gunner Asch on Fri, 27 Dec 2013 01:40:10 -0800 typed in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:
"Paint ball Sentinel Gun" Or "sentinel gun project." If you can make one for a nerfgun .... -- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although more often, Age travels alone."
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pyotr filipivich
Iggy, I think I read an article about a game ranch in Texas that was already doing a mobile version of this for handicapped hunters. Basically a hunt by wire method. It was not automated. Just remote control, but they may have already solved some of the problems you may run into.

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Bob La Londe
How do you mail mosquitos? ;-)
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Michael A. Terrell
"Michael A. Terrell" on Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:01:21 -0500 typed >>
Very small envelopes. They can't open he standard size ones. -- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although more often, Age travels alone."
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pyotr filipivich
Well, you could work on your Weirding Technique until Muad'Dib was proud of you, Pete. That'll teach those bugs to come into your home.
Speaking of which, I saw a fat, gray, furry body hasten through my kitchen this morning when I woke up. 5 minutes later, there were 4 mousetraps set. Hope I don't step on one with my bare feet. The killer in me is waiting expectantly to hear a loud SNAP quite soon.
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Larry Jaques

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