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. The Pics however tell a different story.
Things unraveled when someone posted a pic on social media in which a person's neck is clearly visible in a gap in the suit.
They have since come clean, admitting that Boris is a $3,770 costume called Alyosha the Robot, made by the company Show Robots.