Bad ro­bot Pro­mobot fi­nally meets Vladimir Putin

The East African - - OPINION -

An in­fa­mous in­tel­li­gent Rus­sian ro­bot that es­caped from his lab twice has shaken hands with Vladimir Putin. The Rus­sian pres­i­dent was tour­ing an IT ex­hi­bi­tion in Perm, when the big-eyed, Rus­sian-made machine is said to have im­me­di­ately recog­nised Putin and en­thu­si­as­ti­cally in­tro­duced him­self with a hand­shake. Pro­mobot is used as a guide, model and pro­mo­tional sales­man across Rus­sia and keeps a data­base of prom­i­nent pub­lic fig­ures. How­ever, the Pro­mobot has hit the head­lines in the last year for his es­cape at­tempts. Last year the rogue ro­bot was ar­rested at a po­lit­i­cal rally when he was sup­port­ing Rus­sian Par­lia­ment can­di­date Valery Kalachev in Moscow. Author­i­ties at­tempted to hand­cuff Pro­mobot and take him away. The ro­bot has in the past es­caped and walked out into on­com­ing traf­fic — twice.

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