# Accuracy of Machine Aimbots

The evil professor Mr. GLOOPbar has built a base IN SPACE 2 years ago in 2016 with the best contemporary technology.

His base is ran by a Artificial super intelligence of unfathomable intelligence that controls everything, including the weapon system.

How accurate are his guns?

The AI has nearly unlimited calculation speed. Obviously, he knows where he wants to aim to hit something. His main limit is how fast he can turn and move his gun into the required position. For this, he has the best contemporary weapon control hardware.

The question is divided into two parts.

1) How accurate can he be ignoring the barrel accuracy problems? (The fact that bullets tend to go slightly off from where they are aimed at.)

2) How accurate can he be taking into account barrel accuracy problems?

Clarifications:

• Contemporary settings and technology; state of the art 2018 technology unless otherwise mentioned.
• All detection/calculation speed/sensor accuracy/AI intelligence problem are irrelevant. The AI has near unlimited calculation speed. The AI knows the exact angle/speed function he wants to shoot at, taking into account of gravitational distortion of large objects, general/special relativity, time delay effects, etc. Even if the Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropies somehow affected the trajectory of the bullet, the AI can account for that.
• The most relevant details are the mechanism of control, and in the second question, barrel accuracy. How limited are these with contemporary technology?
• Kinetic projectiles only. A discussion of the difference between small mounted assault rifle guns, and large guns would be appreciated.
• The space station is large. Let's say it is 100m by 100m by 100m.
• What kind of weapon and what size and shape is the station? These would have a lot of influence on your question. – Demigan Aug 5 '18 at 6:07
• Also, where "in space" is his base? If it's on the Moon, or in deep space, he can spend a lot more time getting his math right than if it's in low Earth orbit. – Cadence Aug 5 '18 at 6:30
• How fast are his targets going? Relative velocity starts to be a major limiting factor at surprisingly low values. – Ash Aug 5 '18 at 11:45
• What are his targets? Human infiltrators running along the base's corridors? A NASA shuttle coming from Earth, matching velocities for docking? A re-purposed nuclear missile shot from Earth? Any of these will have drastically different answers... – G0BLiN Aug 5 '18 at 12:01
• What kinds of sensors does the AI have? – RonJohn Aug 5 '18 at 13:57