Russian ‘Terminator’ Practices Target Shooting
FEDOR Android Demonstrates Firepower
The Russian military has taken robotics to a new level with FEDOR – Final Expermintal Demonstration Object Research – an android capable of target practice.
FEDOR is being developed by Android Technics and the Advanced Research Fund as a project by Russia’s Emergencies Ministry.
Dmitry Rogozin tweeted that:
F.E.D.O.R. demonstrated his abilities to shoot from both hands… to set priorities instantly and make decisions.
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FEDOR had previously been capable of a wide range of tasks, with the goal of building in self-learning abilities The CEO of Android Technics Research and Production Association, Alexander Permyakov, told TASS in December 2016 that:
It can build a 3D map of premises for local navigation, identify an object or an obstacle and perform an action as part of a prescribed scenario – to take up an instrument, carry out an operation with it, for example, to take up the key and open the lock in the door
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