Russia releases bizarre video of human-like robot Fedor set to be sent to International Space Station

RUSSIA’S space agency has released eerie footage of its human-like robot – that has the ability to drink and drive.

Nicknamed Fedor, the machine underwent tests in Kazakhstan ahead of a placement on the International Space Station next week.

Human-like robot 'Fedor' has the ability to drink
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Human-like robot ‘Fedor’ has the ability to drink[/caption]

The robot can steer wheels, climb out of cars, use power tools – and can even lift up to 44 pounds of cargo at a time.

It stands at six-foot tall and weighs at least 233 pounds depending on extra equipment.

The machine has skills that will be particularly handy for orbit such as determining targets and honing in on specific points.


Unveiled in 2016, Russian experts hope that Fedor, which appears to drink water, will one day be used to help build a base on the moon.

Fedor is said to be part of Vladimir Putin’s strategic plan to conquer the moon for Russia, having previously instructed space chiefs to land on the moon within 15 years.

The robot will be launched on board the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft on 22 August.

The robot is said to be able to crawl, stand after falling down, sit in a car driver's seat and use tools
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The robot is said to be able to crawl, stand after falling down, sit in a car driver’s seat and use tools[/caption]

The machine looks eerily human-like
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The machine looks eerily human-like[/caption]

Fedor is currently undergoing tests in Kazakhstan
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Fedor is currently undergoing tests in Kazakhstan[/caption]

The six-foot robot can lift an impressive 44 pounds of cargo
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The six-foot robot can lift an impressive 44 pounds of cargo[/caption]

It is hoped that the robot will one day be used to help build a base on the moon
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It is hoped that the robot will one day be used to help build a base on the moon[/caption]

Fedor will take-off to the International Space Station next week
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Fedor will take-off to the International Space Station next week[/caption]



 

Source: thesun
Russia releases bizarre video of human-like robot Fedor set to be sent to International Space Station