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Russian robot can shoot guns with both arms

Posted on Saturday, 15 April, 2017 | Comment icon 27 comments
Russia's deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has insisted that the new robot is 'not a Terminator'.
With its human-like appearance and pistols in both of its hands, you may be forgiven for thinking that F.E.D.O.R. ( Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research ) is a little bit too similar to Arnold Schwarzenegger's unstoppable killing machine from 'The Terminator' movie franchise.

According to recent Tweets from the Russian government however, the robot is actually designed for use aboard the International Space Station and its guns are simply part of preliminary testing.

"Robot platform F.E.D.O.R. showed shooting skills with two hands," wrote Rogozin. "We are not creating a terminator but artificial intelligence which will have a great practical importance."

When it finally goes in to space in 2021, F.E.D.O.R. will be tasked with performing service work and will even be able to continue operating when nobody else is on board the station.

The first flight of Russia's Soyuz replacement, the Federation, will also be piloted by the robot.

Source: Sputnik International | Comments (27)

Tags: FEDOR, Robot, Russia

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Comment icon #18 Posted by Chaldon on 16 April, 2017, 13:53
Me too. I would say the same. I was grown up in the more peaceful times, just after the Afghanistan invasion, and that sudden return of bombastic militarism a-la Brezhnev just makes me sick. Unfortunately I can't tell whether I am a minority or a majority of the whole population - all the statistics today are contradictory. People are confused, they feel lies everywhere.
Comment icon #19 Posted by danielost on 16 April, 2017, 16:18
it is also from the 1950s a movie or serious.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Parsec on 17 April, 2017, 9:15
That's my point. In all fairness, if it's a tech that has to go to space (especially on the ISS with human beings), possibly it has to be super tested and reliable. Atlas is still more or less a proof of concept as far as I know, no real applications available as of yet. So maybe that explains a bit why it looks so "outdated"?
Comment icon #21 Posted by Parsec on 17 April, 2017, 9:20
Ah yes, the pun was more in the titles themselves, rather than in the actual books. I agree he's really depressive (I would say decadent), but he writes so damn well.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Chaldon on 17 April, 2017, 10:14
It won't. There is a Russian word for this sort of things: "????????" (pokazukha), meaning ostentation, show, putting on, demonstration for the big bosses only, so they assign more funds. When the thing impresses but barely works and the deadline in near, the Russians do their best to perform a flawless pokazukha instead of a real thing. The art of pokazukha was born in GULAG, when the prisoner-slaves had no powers, tools and qualifications to produce something solid, but instead could make a facade for the Moscow bosses and journalists, which looked just like real and even could work for some... [More]
Comment icon #23 Posted by Parsec on 17 April, 2017, 12:48
And that unfortunately is very well depicted in Dostoevskij's books. Crime and punishment is exactly about that kind of mindset, if you think about it. Anyway, thank you for the insights on Russian society. That's really an unreal and sad situation.
Comment icon #24 Posted by paperdyer on 17 April, 2017, 17:14
Sort of reminds me of the robot from the 1950's movie Tobar. This may not have been the title, but the Robot was named Tobar. It used to play periodically on a Philly channel when I was a kid. Simple and kind of stupid, but I liked it when I was a kid. Can we call the new Russian Robot Rambot?
Comment icon #25 Posted by Alaric on 18 April, 2017, 5:23
"We are not creating a terminator"...the guns totally have nothing to do with nothing... it's just a test... nothing to see here. Yeah, right... then why did itsay something that sounded suspiciously like, "Ya vernus", beforeit rode off in the jeep?
Comment icon #26 Posted by DieChecker on 19 April, 2017, 4:36
True! The Star Trek holodeck robot was designed after a robot from a 1940s movie.'s_Robot
Comment icon #27 Posted by DieChecker on 19 April, 2017, 4:44
I was looking up what a Tobar robot looks like, and found like dozens of old style robots. It was pointed out on one site that Tobor is Robot spelled backwards, and was a common name given to generic robots of the time.

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