A robot hailed in Russia as the latest in cutting-edge technology has been unmasked – as a man in a suit. The android – known as Boris – had been lauded on the state-owned broadcaster Russia-24 as a technological breakthrough with the ability to walk, talk and dance. But photos later revealed there had been a person inside all along. Questions over authenticity 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…

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