The Russian maker of the AK-47 unveiled a new golden robot straight out of the movie "Aliens" on Tuesday at the Army-2018 Forum in Moscow.
“The promising goal of using the anthropomorphic complex is to solve engineering and combat tasks,” Kalashnikov Concern said in a short statement translated from Russian.
The robot’s capabilities are still limited, but an improved version is likely to be displayed at the Army-2020 Forum, according to Meduza, a Russian media outlet.
The robot is 13 feet tall, weighs about 4.5 tons, and has apparently been named "Igorek."
Igorek is operated by one or more controllers who sit behind the tinted-window cabin, which is said to be bulletproof.
From the cabin, they can control the claws, which are designed to be able to hold weapons.
While Kalashnikov is a legit company, Russia consistently makes wild claims about its hardware that don’t hold up. So who knows what will come of Igorek.
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