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

Russian humanoid learns how to shoot a gun with both hands

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.

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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

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

Fedor was unveiled last December and is part of Vladimir Putin’s strategic plan to conquer the moon for Russia and was first revealed last December.

‘This thing can work without a space suit, live not only in a crew vehicle, but even outside it. Its name is Fedor,’ Putin’s deputy premier Dmitry Rogozin said during Fedor’s debut.

He 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.

Putin has also instructed his space chiefs to make a first landing on the moon within 15 years.

Now, the humanoid has demonstrated it is able to determine targets, as it is capable of honing in on specific points – which will come in handy when it begins building a Russian base on the moon.

‘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.

Rogozin also explained that teaching a robot to shoot helps it learn how to ‘instantaneously prioritize targets and make decisions’, Sputnik News reported.

Some of the first images of Fedor showed the humanoid pumping iron, walking, driving a car and using power tool.

Now, the humanoid has demonstrated it is able to determine targets, as it is capable of honing in on specific points - which will come in handy when it begins building a Russian base on the moon

Now, the humanoid has demonstrated it is able to determine targets, as it is capable of honing in on specific points – which will come in handy when it begins building a Russian base on the moon

And it showed off its athletic abilities while doing a few press-ups.

Russian experts hope it will one day be able to help build a base on the moon.

A key task for Fedor will be to ‘assist in construction and use of bases’ on the moon and potentially other planets, said its Russian designers FPI.

A series of new images reveals the most detailed glimpse yet at Fyodor, the Russian spacebot bound for the International Space Station

A series of new images reveals the most detailed glimpse yet at Fyodor, the Russian spacebot bound for the International Space Station

Putin's deputy premier Dmitry Rogozin said: 'This thing can work without a space suit, live not only in a crew vehicle, but even outside it. Its name is Fyodor'

Putin’s deputy premier Dmitry Rogozin said: ‘This thing can work without a space suit, live not only in a crew vehicle, but even outside it. Its name is Fyodor’

Pictures show the robot walking, lifting heavy weights, and using power tools. It can even perform press-ups and drive

Just days ago, the first images of the prototype humanoid robot Vladimir Putin hopes will conquer the moon for Russia were released

Pictures show the robot walking, lifting heavy weights, and using power tools. It can even perform press-ups and drive. Operators will use VR headsets to control its movements from Earth – unless the AI is in control

The robot can ‘crawl, stand up after falling down, take and leave driver’s seat in a car, use tools and operate in a regular building’.

Fedor stands 6-foot tall, weighs no less than 233 pounds depending on extra equipment, and can lift up to 44 pounds of cargo.

‘During space walking missions and on other planets, astronauts will rely on robots,’ said Sergei Khurs, head of the project and director of the National Center for Technology Development and Basic Robotics.

Russian experts hope it will one day be able to help build a base on the moon. A key task for Fedor will be to 'assist in construction and use of bases' on the moon and potentially other planets, said its Russian designers FPI

Russian experts hope it will one day be able to help build a base on the moon. A key task for Fedor will be to ‘assist in construction and use of bases’ on the moon and potentially other planets, said its Russian designers FPI

The robot can 'crawl, stand up after falling down, take and leave driver's seat in a car, use tools and operate in a regular building'

The robot can ‘crawl, stand up after falling down, take and leave driver’s seat in a car, use tools and operate in a regular building’

The images show the humanoid robot lifting weights, gripping a steering wheel, and even shaking hands with a human

The images show the humanoid robot lifting weights, gripping a steering wheel, and even shaking hands with a human

‘Their capabilities are equal to those of humans, and in some ways even exceed them.’

Vladimir Solntsev, general director of Russian rocket-making corporation Energia, said: ‘Our involvement in the Fyodor-based space robot project will bring us to the next level in the development of robotic technologies.’

 Pictures show the robot walking, lifting heavy weights, using power tools, performing press-ups and even driving with Russian experts hoping it will one day be able to help build a base on the moon

The 'cyber cosmonaut' will be sent to the International Space Station ahead of tackling more ambitious tasks on the lunar landscape

Pictures show the robot walking, lifting heavy weights, using power tools, performing press-ups and even driving with Russian experts hoping it will one day be able to help build a base on the moon

Russia claims the war in Syria has shown the importance of robots in difficult environments, and promised Fedor would make its space debut in five years

Russia claims the war in Syria has shown the importance of robots in difficult environments, and promised Fedor would make its space debut in five years

Alexander Grebenshchikov, director of the TSNIImash laboratory of space robotics, said: ‘Every hour of work of cosmonauts on space walks costs from $2 million to $4 million (USD).

‘The use of robots for routine operations in the future will also spare additional time of the crew for leisure or for the fulfillment of other important tasks.’

Fedor is the equivalent in Russian for Theodore, although in this case it is an acronym standing for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research.

The robot can 'crawl, stand up after falling down, take and leave driver's seat in a car, use tools and operate in a regular building'

Russian experts say 'Every hour of work of cosmonauts on space walks costs from $2 million to $4 million'

The robot can ‘crawl, stand up after falling down, take and leave driver’s seat in a car, use tools and operate in a regular building’

Fedor is the equivalent in Russian for Theodore, although in this case it is an acronym standing for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research

Fedor is the equivalent in Russian for Theodore, although in this case it is an acronym standing for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research

The robot is capable of taking on complicated tasks and was put through its paces on an assault course

The robot is capable of taking on complicated tasks and was put through its paces on an assault course

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