It’s a story that seems to be taken straight out of Robocop, but it is very real. A well-known Russian weapons manufacturing company has unveiled a 13-foot golden walking killer robot that looks like something stolen from a movie set.
Kalashnikov Concern, a Russian weapons manufacturing company, presented a large, bulletproof robot that’s in development at the Army 2018 fair near Moscow. They also posted a video of the machine on its website.
The gold robot was named by the company a “controlled bipedal walker.” It reportedly weighs 4.5 tons and can hold objects with its claws. It very well could potentially include weapons.
There is a cabin that can be seen behind the robot’s glass panels. It is possible that people could sit and operate the robot from inside.
The company’s site explains the machine is designed for “engineering and combat solutions.”
Vladimir Dmitriev, from Kalashnikov Concern, told the Daily Mail: “This robot is probably one of the hottest new models of the ‘Army 2018.’ Currently it is only a demonstration of the path we are planning on following.” It wouldn’t take long for this “demonstration” to become a part of a whole battalion of killer robots.
“We understand that there are robotic machines driving on caterpillar and wheel drive, we also understand that there will be demand for anthropomorphic automatic movable systems,” he added.
About 1,200 Russian defense companies and weapon manufacturers take part in the Army 2018 event. According to the Daily Mail, these companies display an estimated 26,000 pieces of weaponry and military equipment.
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