'Robot' at Russian tech show turns out to be man in suit

'Robot' at Russian tech show turns out to be man in suit

The product's real name was "Aloysha the Robot", and Russia's MBKh Media even posted a photo of the actor in the suit before the forum.

The apparently cutting edge robot was featured on Russian state television on Tuesday ahead of the Proyektoria technology forum, a youth-focused event held in the city of Yaroslavl some 150 miles from Moscow. He then went on to dance to Skibidi by Little Big, which should be a punishable offence within itself because it's impossible to be a robot and do those loose hipped dance moves.

But uh, people noticed the suit's heaps visible neckline when pics emerged on social media.

The answer was later revealed: it was an "Alyosha the Robot" costume made by a firm called Show Robots.


And dance he did, but viewers were suspicious - his dancing seemed erratic - like a human in fact, there was no evidence of external sensors to allow Boris to see his environment. On the website "Robot Show", the outfit is available for purchase at 250,000 rubles ($3,760).

A robot hailed in Russian Federation as the latest in cutting-edge technology has been unmasked - as a man in a suit.

At the end of it all, we can only request you do NOT learn the "Skibidi" dance, or believe that Russian Federation have created humanoid robots.

'It's entirely possible one of these [students] could dedicate himself to robotics.


But during the broadcast, the anchor claimed that 'at the forum they have the opportunity to look at the most modern robots'.

The robot suit is reportedly equipped with a microphone and tablet display, giving the "near total illusion that before you stands a real robot".

The TV channel "Russia 24" disgraced with the plot, which focuses on the national forum vocational guidance for pupils "Proektoriya".


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