Russia isn’t creating a Terminator: Deputy PM Rogozin

4A---Russia isn’t creating a Terminator: Deputy PM Dmitryi Rogozin claims

In wake of reports that President Vladimir Putin’s administration is training a ‘robot army’ to shoot using guns with both hands, Russia has denied that the Terminator-like army would jeopardize humans.

In December last year, reports emerged that the android-based robots known as Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research (FEDOR) were being trained for exploring space. But, new reports suggested that robots are being trained to shoot guns.

A video clip showed the human-like robots in action. The video triggered severe criticism, prompting senior government officials to issue a denial that Russia is trying to creating an army of “Terminator-style” killer robots.

Russia’s deputy PM Dmitryi Rogozin said, “We are not creating a Terminator, but artificial intelligence that will be of great practical significance in various fields.”

A FEDOR robot stands six foot tall, and weighs 106 to 160 kilograms depending on additional equipment. They are capable of lifting up to 20 kilograms of cargo.

Scientists behind the human-like robots claim that teaching them how to shoot guns will help a lot in improving their motor skills as well as decision-making abilities.