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Is the future of military binoculars robotic contact lenses? |  C4ISRNET

Is the future of military binoculars robotic contact lenses? |  C4ISRNET

There is no military sensor system more prolific than the Mk1 eyeball.

The default visual perception organ coded into humans from birth — in other words, your eye — is sophisticated, powerful and so absolutely normal that it has earned its own dismissive euphemism, letting specialists joke about what enabled their detection of an object via the visual spectrum. Consider, for a moment, a future where the Mk1 eyeball isn’t just a punchline.

What if the human eye could, with imperceptible mechanical aid, become a far more advanced sensor system? What if the soldiers of tomorrow could wear soft robots on their eyes?

Read more of this well written piece by Kelsey D. Atherton below:

Source: https://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/robotics/2019/07/30/is-the-future-of-military-binoculars-robotic-contact-lenses/

 

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