Science & Technology
Robot news anchor raises eyebrows in Russia
By T.K. Randall
April 22, 2019 · 22 comments
Would you be happy with a robot presenting the news ? Image Credit: YouTube / Rossiya 24
A human-like robot known as 'Alex' has recently been deployed as an anchor on a Russian news channel.
Developed by Perm-based startup Promobot, the unnerving contraption has been designed to resemble company co-founder Alexei Yuzhakov.
Costing $15,600 to build, the robot is still a work-in-progress however its creators are hoping to implement fully functioning limbs as well as other new features before the end of this year.
Alex has made several appearances on the news channel Rossiya 24 however some disgruntled viewers have already complained about its strange appearance.
Some have even argued that the robot is being used to peddle political propaganda for the channel.
You can view Alex in action for yourself in the video below.
Source: BBC News
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