Robot Arrested In Moscow

Russian police attempt to handcuff a robot accused of political activities.


(Russian Cops Bust Bot)

A robot has been detained by police at a political rally in Moscow, with authorities attempting to handcuff the machine.

The rally was for Valery Kalachev, a candidate for the Russian Parliament, who had rented the robot for his campaign.

Police have not confirmed why they detained the machine named Promobot, but local media was reporting the company behind the robot said police were called because it was "recording voters' opinions on [a] variety of topics for further processing and analysis by the candidate's team".

As I recall, this was predicted in the 2004 film I, Robot. Sonny, the robotic protagonist, is captured in a net and arrested for his unruly behavior.


(I, Robot: Sonny interrogated following arrest)

Via ABC.

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