Robot Praised On Russian State TV Is Really A Man In A Costume Russian state TV boasted about a robot featured this week at an event for Russia's future intellectual leaders. Many people were stunned by how humanlike the robot was.

Robot Praised On Russian State TV Is Really A Man In A Costume

Robot Praised On Russian State TV Is Really A Man In A Costume

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Russian state TV boasted about a robot featured this week at an event for Russia's future intellectual leaders. Many people were stunned by how humanlike the robot was.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. There's a legend in Russia about a fake town built to impress Catherine II. True or not, the term Potemkin village now refers to something made to look better than it really is, like, say, the robot featured this week at an event for Russia's future intellectual leaders.

Russian state TV boasted that he's already learned to dance, and he's not that bad - so humanlike. Because, as The Guardian reports, the robot was a human in a robot costume.

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