Russian Robot Dual Wielding Glock Pistols

Russia has been developing a humanoid robot for several years now. Its primary purpose is to help astronauts during space missions. Since its appearance in the media, there were discussions of how it can be used for military applications. And just recently a video appeared on the internet released by the Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin on his social media pages. In the video, they are testing that robot in a course of several unmanned vehicles tests. Particularly, the robot dual wields Glock pistols and does it pretty well.

Robot’s name is FEDOR, which besides being a Russian masculine given name is also an abbreviation and stands for “Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research”. It was initially a project of Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. Later, they decided that FEDOR will be most useful in space and its first flight is scheduled in 2021. Right now the engineers are working on refining its fine motor skills. The politician said that they are not making a “Terminator” and these shooting exercises are just a good way to program quick decision making and priority setting capabilities. As you can see from the video it is doing the job pretty fast and accurately.

To me, FEDOR is an amateur and I won’t take him seriously unless he learns to do this:

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  • noob

    FEDOR can dish it out, and it looks like he could take a few bullets too. I wonder how long his untethered power endurance runs for

    • Rick O’Shay

      It runs for as long as FEDOR needs, until he can find a fresh meat battery to recharge with.

    • marathag

      Don’t Worry.
      Russians are working on that Nuclear Power Cell that Arnold’s T-800 had.

      • Young Freud

        I don’t think it can carry the Chernobyl Sarcophagus on it’s back just yet.

  • SP mclaughlin

    d d d d d
    dd dd dd dd dd
    dun dun dun dun dun

    FEDOR looks like he’s going to replace that old Russian guy that does all the cool musical shooting.

    • Giolli Joker

      I think indeed they modeled it after VK (can’t remember correct spelling of his name).

  • Just Say’n

    That’s also why I shoot, to hone my “decision making and priority setting capabilities”. 🙂

  • Jared Vynn

    Time to make sure you are up to date on your paradoxes, this statement is false.

  • Ambassador Vader

    Why were the shells falling with out gun shots at the end of the movie?

    • Johnsmyname

      Because it makes this propaganda machine look way cooler…

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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    The first thing I think when somebody insists they arent building a terminator is “That motherf-cker is definitely building a terminator.”

    • M.M.D.C.

      No doubt about it. And with AI advancing right along with all the robotics at a brisk pace. Yipeee!

      Something for the preppers to think about now that Armageddon has been postponed.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Ill get scared when they come up with a power supply that gets these things off the extension cord.

      • micmac80

        Start buying AP ammo for when T1000 comes LOL

      • Nicks87

        Armageddon has been postponed?! Did Trump and the illuminati come to some sort of an agreement? Because if they have, it’s news to me. Please don’t tell me I bought all those pinto beans for nothing.

        • iksnilol

          I hope you bought some fruit cocktails as well. Living on pinto beans, might as well just eat a bullet at that point.

    • Blake

      “Don’t believe it ’till the Kremlin denies it”™

  • GD Ajax

    The backbone of the Russian Army come 2040. Because those who aren’t rich will have killed themselves by drinking soap to get a buzz.

    • GD Ajax

      Or was that shampoo. Either way the Russian army has no choice to move forward with robots for the military due to their low birth rate.

      • iksnilol

        Mouth wash, mouth wash for fricks sake. Soap and shampoo don’t give a buzz. Geez, youth of today, CHEMISTRY 101.

  • Don Ward

    What a scrub. That robot doesn’t even scan blankly left to right after firing.

    Bro. Do you even operate?

    • Henry Reed

      That was always the dumbest thing to me. How many people do you think are gonna be after you, Jason Bourne?

  • PersonCommenting

    Why do they try and personify it or humanize. Idk what the right word would be but seems like they could do more if they worried about function over form.

  • PersonCommenting

    Dont worry, if it runs on windows 10 it will eventually force restart.

  • plumber576

    This is what happens when the musical Glock guy asks for $15/hr. minimum wage.

    • Nicks87

      As talented as he is, this is still kind of stupid. I can imagine the conversation he had with the professional musicians that accompanied him. “Hey guys, come out to the range with your musical instruments, I’m going to do something really cool”.

      • PersonCommenting

        eh it was something fun to do to showcase his talents. I mean look at that recoil management. It’s amazing.

  • This frakkin’ toaster is useless, it’s not even self-powered; call me when the Centurion model is ready to ship.

  • Blake

    Uhmmm, in all seriousness, if you’re gonna make a robot, why the heck would you make it look & work like a person? e.g. walking is hard.

    This Boston Dynamics wheeled dude can do lots of stuff a humanoid can’t:

    • noob

      True human dimensions are so the robot can get into an unmodified toyota corolla and drive it to the battle. Or steal any other materiel the puny human enemies are running and re-purpose it. Once all the humans and their works are destroyed then the robots can evolve to more efficient forms.

    • cosmo

      Built to assist patriotic cosmonaut. Purpose defines a number of parameters, including the environment they will operate in, an environment specifically designed for the human form, an environment where humans don’t walk.

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      • Blake

        Did you watch the video? The bloody thing can jump over a table; stairs are a walk in the park…

        • iksnilol

          Yeah, I watched the video. A surprising lack of stairs there.

          I mean, if that’s skynet, we’ll just have some stairs going up to our safe houses and no terminators getting there.

          But in all seriousness, how high can it jump? How far does it need to go to gather enough speed to jump. I’m thinking it couldn’t get up a staircase to another floor in your average building.

  • Ben Loong

    Of course the Russians would build their own version of ASIMO and one of the first things they have it do is dual wield.

    • Frank

      And the Japanese would name a robot as a pun meaning a moving foot and the Russians would name it after a cage fighter.

  • B. Young

    This robots batteries are actually recharged with the heat/gas from the fired rounds. It bleeds off unused gas to turn a highly efficient turbine generator so firing is like crack to the robot so its fights harder.

  • James Young

    Robocop actually came to mind first for me, and then Terminator…

  • iksnilol

    Give him a Fedorov. It’s gonna be hilarious.

  • jonp

    Because, you know, what could go wrong with that.

  • BearSlayer338

    Suddly I feel an urge to convert my .45 to .460 Rowland.

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  • forrest1985

    So this is what Putin has up his sleeve then

  • Young Freud

    7 out of 12 targets hit at 10 meters? What is this, NYPD pistol qualification?

  • MB

    Powered by Vodka and boiled potatoes

  • Wow!

    That is pretty cool stuff. I have always been a fan of bipedal robots augmenting a human role. Drones, bot nets and other technology may cause a lot of fear in the MSM, but the reality is that none of this stuff necessarily changes combat, but just makes it cheaper to fight. In the same way that we use social engineering to “hack” humans and get past security defenses, if you rely totally on a robot you open yourselves up to a different set of vulnerabilities (that often are more of a headache than the conventional option since defense tech/procedure often follows an offense/exploit, not the other way around)

    Also I am pretty sure the shooting part is a joke for promotion like boston dynamic’s videos because if you pause during the camera change you can see a human shooter who is shooting the plates too. The robot probably holding airsoft blowback glocks.