Newsnewsrussiaputintoothlesstiger

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 11:36 AM

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

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

A “hi-tech robot” shown on Russian state television has turned out to be a man in a suit.

Russia-24 praised the ersatz android during coverage of a youth forum dedicated to robotics, boasting that “Robot Boris has already learned to dance and he’s not that bad”.

But sharp-eyed bloggers were dubious. The Russian website TJournal listed questions about the robot’s performance: Where were Boris’s external sensors? Why did the robot make so many “unnecessary movements” while dancing?

And why did the robot look like a person would fit perfectly inside of it?

Later, photographs of the “robot” posted on social media showed the very visible neckline of the person in the suit.

Boris turned out to be an “Alyosha the Robot” costume made by a company called Show Robots.




SOURCE- https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/12/high-tech-robot-at-russia-forum-turns-out-to-be-man-in-robot-suit

10 replies, 434 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 10 replies Author Time Post
Reply 'Hi-tech robot' at Russia forum turns out to be man in suit (Original post)
Banshee 3 Actual Dec 2018 OP
JaimeBondoJr Dec 2018 #1
Currentsitguy Dec 2018 #2
quad489 Dec 2018 #3
TexMexNext Dec 2018 #7
Phlegm Monger Dec 2018 #8
quad489 Dec 2018 #9
TexMexNext Dec 2018 #10
oflguy Dec 2018 #4
cologeek Dec 2018 #5
Charlie Mike Dec 2018 #6

Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 11:53 AM

1. Is this one of the "Russian bots" that influenced the election in 2016? LOL

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 12:02 PM

2. You, sir win the Internets for the day!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 12:27 PM

3. Yep, amazing how many lefties fell for those ''russian bots'' and voted for Trump...............

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to quad489 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 08:52 AM

7. Don't make fun of TM999

The Russians had that fellow spinning like a top from Dem --> Bernie Commie --> MAGA in 2016. I predict 2020 he'll be realigned with the Greens & the Libertarians before settling in as a disciple of LaRouche

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexMexNext (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 10:46 AM

8. Someone made a bad faith alert on you

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexMexNext (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 12:16 PM

9. Really?? You're saying ''TM999'' was going to vote for HRC before ''russian bots'' tricked him??????

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to quad489 (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 16, 2018, 11:00 AM

10. What are going on about? I didn't mention HRC.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 12:44 PM

4. Didn't RCW brag about this high tech marvel?

Or did he miss this bit of breaking news?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to oflguy (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 01:44 PM

5. I don't recall our bot bragging on the bot.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cologeek (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 08:05 AM

6. Maybe he was the dude in the costume.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Newsnewsrussiaputintoothlesstiger