Apparently, Russia has a new robot that looks eerily similar to the terminator. Its name is FEDOR and it’s designed to fire bullets out of its gun. But before you panic, Russian officials have just used Twitter to reassure us that FEDOR is not designed to be a nightmarish killing machine.
“We are not creating a Terminator, but artificial intelligence that will be of great practical significance in various fields,” Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin claims.
Apparently, teaching it to fire multiple pistols is just part of a motor skills training program the Russians have designed. The robot also knows how to operate power tools, drive a car, and engage in social interactions—like giving high fives and fist bumps. FEDOR also works as an “Avatar” robot and mimic a user’s actions.
FEDOR was originally designed for rescue missions. In fact, Russia is preparing to send the robot on a journey to space. At the moment, however, FEDOR is still dependent on an extension cord—which makes it slightly less intimidated.