Just in time for the rise in global military tensions, Russian officials have released video that's sure to calm fears all around: a death dealing humanoid robot that shoots handguns.
Posted to Twitter on Friday by Russia's deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin, the video shows the country's space robot FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) accurately shooting twin pistols in a scene chillingly similar to images from The Terminator.
But rather than being displayed as a not-so-subtle warning to the entire human population of the planet, Rogozin instead claims via Facebook that it's just a demonstration of the robot's dexterity and use of algorithms to execute tasks.
Yah. Sure. Because double fisting lethal hand cannons is the "perfect" way to show how well a robot could, for example, delicately repair a faulty component on a space module. We totally get it.
...который будет иметь огромное прикладное значение в самых разных сферах pic.twitter.com/lUoaX07Sep
— Дмитрий Рогозин (@Rogozin) April 13, 2017
FEDOR was displayed last year drilling into a pile of cinderblocks and touted as an assistant to astronauts during space travel. The Russian government plans to get FEDOR working on the International Space Station by 2021.
Hopefully, the robot's arrival on the ISS will come sans life-snuffing weaponry, which is pretty much the opposite of the intent behind creating a peaceful international space station shared by the world's super powers in the first place.