Bad robot Promobot finally meets Vladimir Putin
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.