An android featured on Russian state television conducting amazing movements like dancing, has been revealed as a hoax. The machine, called Boris, was just a man in a robot suit.
The robot was praised on Russia-24 channel as an amazing breakthrough.
The revelation came after a number of unconvinced Russian journalists began to question the robot’s authenticity. They are reported to have questioned the android’s lack of external sensors, how it was made so quickly and why the robot had made so many “unnecessary movements” when showing off its dancing skills. They also noticed that a person would have fitted inside the “robot” perfectly…., reported iNews.
— Вести-Ярославль (@VestiYaroslavl) December 11, 2018