A “hi-tech robot” had earned some serious praise on Russian state television. “Robot Boris” was boasted to even know how to dance and was said to be “not that bad.”
На молодежном форуме в Ярославле чувака нарядили в "робота Бориса". Танцевать его уже научили. Вот это прорыв. Вот это я понимаю.. https://t.co/mIo07Wvmjp
Then some Russian bloggers started asking questions, such as: “Where are the external sensors?” and “Why so many extra movements while it’s dancing?” It turns out the simplest answer is the right one. It wasn’t a robot at all. It was a guy in a robot costume rocking out those funky moves. Apologies have since been issued.
State television praised the 'modern' tech despite photos revealing actor in costume