MOSCOW, January 20 (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Central Scientific Research Institute of Precision Engineering Tochmash in the town of Klimovsk, Moscow region on Tuesday, where he was presented to a new robot-avatar that could function similar to a human.
The human-like robot made five shots with its gun and drove a quad around the training area. Special sensors, attached to the robot’s limbs, allow an operator to drive the robot remotely.
The combat robot was designed to have functions comparable to those of a human being. The machine is expected to be able to effectively work on its own in the conditions of human infrastructure, travel on a variety of terrains, drive a vehicle and provide emergency medical aid.
Tochmash is Russia’s leading research institute specializing in the development and manufacture of military equipment, ammunition, optical-electronic devices and small arms training simulators. Tochmash institute was established in 1944 and is currently part of the state-owned technologies corporation Rostec.