Russia's Combat Robot Shoots Faster And More Accurately Than Professional Shooters, Will Go On Trial Next Month

Aadhya Khatri - Aug 05, 2020


Russia's Combat Robot Shoots Faster And More Accurately Than Professional Shooters, Will Go On Trial Next Month

In some selective-fire tests, the combat robot was able to hit flying targets like discs with a Kalashnikov machine gun, and strike small drones

The Marker combat robot might not be the Terminator but it comes closer than anything we have seen before.

Later this month, Russia’s Advanced Research Fund and Defense Ministry will conduct trials to test the combat robot’s abilities during the International Military-Technical Forum arms fair.

According to Andrei Grigoryev, CEO of Advanced Research Fund, a series of firing and running tests have been planned for August. The trials will have the participation of some of Russia’s Defense Ministry units.

Marker combat robot
Later this month, Russia’s Advanced Research Fund and Defense Ministry will conduct trials to test the combat robot’s abilities

The Marker combat robot project is developed by the Android Technology research and production association and the National Center for the Development of Technologies and Basic Robotics Elements.

The robot doubles as a building kit for other models. It is also expected to lay the foundation for testing the abilities of unmanned aerial vehicles, Special Operations Forces, and ground robots.

The final testing phase of the Marker combat robot is set to happen next year under the management of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

So far tests have confirmed that the combat robot can shoot more accurately and faster than a regular professional shooter. It can also tell military personnel and civilians apart.

The Marker robot has been trained to distinguish people unarmed people and those who can pose a threat and shoot only the latter.

In some selective-fire tests, the combat robot was able to hit flying targets like discs with a Kalashnikov machine gun, and strike small drones.

As stated by Oleg Martyanov, head of National Center for the Development of Technologies and Basic Elements of Robotics, they didn’t want to create a combat robot that destroyed everything it saw leaving behind a dead zone. That was why they made an effort to teach the robot to identify real threats.

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