Sergei Shoigu: serial production of combat robots with artificial intelligence began in Russia

In Russia, the serial production of combat robots with artificial intelligence, which can fight independently, has begun. This was stated by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, speaking at the New Knowledge forum. 

There were no longer just experimental samples, but robots that can really be shown in science fiction films when he is able to fight on his own. 

According to the minister, now in Russia “a lot of work is also underway on what is called the weapon of tomorrow.”

Shoigu did not specify when the robots will be adopted and when they will be officially shown to the public.

In January 2019, it was reported that the Ministry of Defense had adopted the first robotic complex, Uran-9, produced by the Kalashnikov concern. It consists of two scout robots armed with a machine gun and anti-tank missiles, as well as a tractor for transporting them and a control center. 

At the end of 2019, RIA Novosti sources reported that by 2025 Russia could create a group of robots that, among other things, are capable of solving combat missions with minimal operator intervention. 

(c)MEDUZA 2021

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