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Robot Run: Fake Promobot Escape

That runaway Russian robot was probably a PR stunt

June 17th, 2016

Yesterday, the internet went slightly crazy for the story of Promobot, a Russian-made “runaway robot” that escaped its handlers and caused a traffic jam on a suburban Russian street. It’s a story perfectly set up for viral success: out-of-control machinery, Russian dashcam footage, and a cute little robot is a YouTube traffic-maker from the heavens. The …