The Russian maker of the AK-47 just unveiled a golden robot straight out of 'Aliens'
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 press statement. Currently, the robot's capabilities are still limited, but an improved version will be displayed at the Army-2020 Forum, according to Meduza, a Russian media outlet.
Russian defense contractors, such as Kalashnikov and Rostec, have showed off several other new weapons and gear this week at the Army-2018 Forum, including an AK-308 rifle and stealth camouflage.
Here's what we know about the robot:
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 windowed-cabin, which is reportedly bullet proof.
From the cabin, they can control the claws, which will apparently even be able to hold weapons.
While Kalashnikov is a legit company, Russia consistently makes wild claims about its hardware that it doesn't live up to. So who knows what will come of Igorek.