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Weird NewsHi-tech Russian robot exposed as man in costume

15:05  13 december  2018
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Russian state TV shows ' hi - tech robot ' later exposed as man dressed in costume – video. A “ hi - tech robot ” shown on Russian state television has 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

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Hi-tech Russian robot exposed as man in costume © Getty Bloggers found the Robot Show website where the suit can be purchased Footage of an artificial intelligence robot that Russian state television used as an example of the country's technological prowess has been exposed as a man wearing a robot suit.

The Rossiya 24 news channel broadcast footage of what it presented as Boris the dancing, singing robot at a technology forum for school pupils.

But viewers and other journalists spotted some human-like movements and other discrepancies - and discovered Boris was in fact a human wearing a robot costume sold by a Russian company.

As the "machine" danced on stage, a presenter had said: "At the forum there's the opportunity to see state-of-the-art robots. Boris the Robot has already learned to dance, and not badly at that."

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MOSCOW (AP) - Russian media say a contraption presented by Russian state television as a high - tech robot was in fact a man in a commercially available robot costume . The footage was shot at a high - tech show in the city of Yaroslavl that opened Tuesday, featuring "Boris the Robot ."

A “ hi - tech ” robot proudly displayed at a technology conference in Russia has turned out to be a man in a suit. The apparently cutting edge robot was featured on Russian state television on Tuesday ahead of the Proyektoria technology forum

In the report, the robot also appeared to speak in a metallic voice as lights flashed on its face in different colours, saying: "I'm good at maths but now I want to study art and musical composition."

But images shared online from backstage at the event clearly showed a human inside a robot outfit, through a gap between a bodysuit and a headpiece.

Bloggers found the Robot Show website where the suit, identical to the one shown in the news clip, can be purchased.

After the clip went viral, Rossiya 24 broadcast an interview with the journalist who made the original report.

"I was absolutely sure everyone would realise it was a costume, like Santa Claus, that this was a project created for children," he said.

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