Russian Robot Learns To Shoot Gun With Both Hands, But It’s Not A Terminator

Posted: Apr 17 2017, 2:45am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 17 2017, 2:51am CDT, in News | Latest Science News

 
Russian Robot Learns to Shoot Gun with Both Hands, But It’s Not a Terminator
Credit: Dmitry Rogozin

The humanoid robot is developed for space exploration

Russian humanoid robot has added one more impressive skill to its already long list of advanced skills. The robot named FEDOR has learned to shoot gun using its both hands, but Russian officials say that it is not intended to harm anyone.

FEDOR or Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research is actually a robot designed for space exploration and will take off for a mission to the moon in 2021. The new activity will improve robot’s motor skills and decision-making.

“Robot platform F.E.D.O.R. showed shooting skills with two hands,” wrote Russia’s deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin, on Twitter.

“We are not creating a Terminator, but artificial intelligence that will be of great practical significance in various fields.”

The robot Fedor stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 233 pounds. It was unveiled back in December last year and was shown walking, lifting heavy weights and operating tools. The robot can even perform pushups and drive a car. Russians hope that the cyber cosmonaut will one day be able to build a base on lunar surface as well as explore other planets in the universe.

"This thing can work without a space suit, live not only in a crew vehicle, but even outside it. Its name is Fedor.” Dmitry Rogozin said in an earlier statement.

Now, FEDOR is being trained to shoot guns. In a footage, the robot can seen holding guns in its both hands and shooting a target few yards away with remarkable accuracy.

Russian president Vladimir Putin says that the war in Syria has shown Russia the importance of robot in difficult conditions. Therefore, robot can also be used to traverse unusual terrains and to cope with harsh conditions in outer space.

“During space walking missions and on other planets, astronauts will rely on robots. There capabilities are equal to those of humans and in some ways even exceed them,” said Sergei Khurs, head of the project and director of the National Centre for Technology Development and Basic Robotics.

“Our involvement in the Fedor-based space robot project will bring us to the next level in the development of robotic technologies.”

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