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Praised Russian Robot Ends Up Being Guy In A Suit

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.”

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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.


'Hi-tech robot' at Russia forum turns out to be man in suit

State television praised the 'modern' tech despite photos revealing actor in costume