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Russian humanoid learns how to shoot a gun with both hands

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From lifting weights to driving a jeep, Russia's humanoid has learned a range of skills for when it takes off for a mission to the moon in 2021. Deemed the'cyber cosmonaut', Fedor has now demonstrated a new skill that is vital in developing its fine motor skills and decision algorithms. The massive robot's latest venture brought it to a shooting range where it squared up in front of a target, pulled the trigger and shot its first handgun with both hands. Fedor has now demonstrated a new skill that is vital in developing its fine motor skills and decision algorithms. The massive robot's latest venture brought it to a shooting range where it squared up in front of a target, pulled the trigger and shot its first handgun using both hands Russia's plan to build a colony on the moon has begun taking shape.


Russia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space

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Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia. Fedor blasted off in a Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft at 6:38 am Moscow time (0338 GMT) from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz is set to dock with the space station on Saturday and stay till September 7. Soyuz ships are normally manned on such trips, but on Thursday no humans are travelling in order to test a new emergency rescue system. Instead of cosmonauts, Fedor, also known as Skybot F850, was strapped into a specially adapted pilot's seat, with a small Russian flag in hand.


Putin's robo-nauts 'to be in space by 2019'

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Russia is planning to blast two robot astronauts into space to work on the international space station. Scientists have developed the advanced machines, named FEDOR, to conduct rescues - even though they have recently been recently trained to use firearms. According to RIA Novosti, the robots could be blasted into space as soon as August 2019. Unlike previous robots, DefenseOne.com reports that these will be sent into orbit as crew members on board the Soyuz rocket and not placed into the hold. However, no humans will be on board during the launch.


Fedor the six foot-tall robo-naut lends astronauts a helping hand on board the ISS

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Russia's pioneering humanoid robot Fedor has started assisting astronauts on board the International Space Station. Video footage reveals the six-foot tall robot holding a towel and a drill before handing the power tool to an astronaut. The robot was sent into space to learn new skills so that it and others like it can carry out dangerous operations instead of astronauts, such as space walks. Fedor, the nickname of the pioneering robot, stands at six foot tall, weighs 353 pounds and can perform complex movements by mimicking a human on Earth. Roscosmos hopes it will help astronauts carry out tasks remotely.


Russia's space agency releases eerie footage of human-like android Fedor

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Russia's space agency has released eerie footage of its human-like android which will board the International Space Station next week. Nicknamed Fedor - which stands for Final Experimental Demonstration Research - the anthropomorphous machine was seen undergoing a battery of stress-tests at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Dubbed Putin's robo-naut, the machine can be seen determining targets and honing in on specific points, such as steering wheels, which will surely come in handy while they're in orbit. The scenes come ahead of its inclusion on the unmanned Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft on 22 August 2019. 'MMA fighter' loses temper and battles two revellers at once In action: Dubbed Putin's robo-naut, the machine can be seen determining targets and honing in on specific points, such as steering wheels, which will surely come in handy while they're in orbit On time: Putin's deputy premier, Dmitry Rogozin, claimed the war in Syria had shown Russia the importance of robots in difficult environments, and promised Fedor would make its space debut in five years - a deadline it will soon meet Fedor stands 6-foot tall, weighs no less than 233 pounds depending on extra equipment, and can lift up to 44 pounds of cargo.