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‘Fedor’ learns to shoot using both arms

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Humanoid robot F.E.D.O.R., set to fly into space in 2021, is now capable of shooting using both of his arms, according to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

“The robot of the F.E.D.O.R. platform showed skills of firing using both arms. Currently the work on fine motor skills and decision algorithms is underway,” Rogozin wrote on his Twitter.

According to Rogozin, training to shoot is a way of teaching the robot to instantaneously prioritize targets and make decisions. It is expected that “Fedor” will help astronauts work in open space and serve at the station.

Earlier, it was reported that the first flight of the Russian next-generation Federation spacecraft will be unmanned and it will be guided by Fedor. In addition, the robot will also be able to perform service work on the orbital station during the absence of people on it.

Russia’s Energia Space Corporation earlier said that the Federation, which is 80 percent built of composite materials, will be manufactured by 2021. The new spacecraft will replace the aging Soyuz spacecraft in supporting low Earth orbit missions.

Source by: Internet

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