Russian Cyborg named FEDOR learns how to use firearms

Sunday, April 16, 2017

During his dominant reign in the heavyweight division, Fedor Emelianenko was often compared to that of a machine and even dubbed ‘The Russian Experiment’ due to his fearlessness and lack of emotion in the heat of combat. Although it was revealed that Fedor was in-fact human when he lost to Fabricio Werdum, it looks like some Russian Scientists have taken some inspiration from this and created their own ‘Fedor’.

Meet FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research), a humanoid-cyborg developed by Russian scientists out of the Android Technics and the Advanced Research Fund.

Designed to aid in Russian space missions (with its departure to the Russian Federation Spacecraft in 2021), FEDOR knows how to use a variety of objects such as screwdrivers and keys, knows how to drive a car and of course operate firearms – which has experts on robotics and AI very concerned.

But deputy Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin insists that they’re intention is to not create a killing machine and that the firearms are just a means of FEDOR improve its decision making and fine motor abilities.

“We are not creating a Terminator, but artificial intelligence that will be of great practical significance in various fields.”  


How do you think a hypothetical Fedor vs FEDOR fight would go down, check out the clips below and judge for yourself.

Fedor Emelianenko:  (born 28 September 1976) is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial artist, sambist, and judoka, currently competing for Rizin Fighting Federation and Bellator MMA. He has won championships and accolades in multiple sports, most notably in MMA Pride Fighting Championships (heavyweight champion 2003-2007). He is widely considered to have had the best ground-and-pound in the history of the sport. [Source: Wiki]

Author: Nic is a designer and illustrator alongside being a martial arts enthusiast. You can find some of his illustrative work for purchase here.

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