This Russian Military Robot Is Tough, But It Ain't No Vladimir Putin

The manly man Russian president meets a military robot.

ByALYSSA NEWCOMB
January 22, 2015, 5:30 PM
PHOTO: Vladimir Putin checks out a robot.
Vladimir Putin checks out a robot.
kremlin.ru

— -- Vladimir Putin, the manly man president of Russia who has been seen carrying a hunting rifle while shirtless or delivering the ultimate judo takedown, has met his robotic alter ego. Well, sort of.

Putin, 62, was presented with a robot that can ride an all-terrain vehicle and get the perfect shot with a handgun -- all while a human in sensor suit controls the bot's activities from afar, according to Russia Today.

The leader looked unfazed as he watched the robot slowly navigate a snowy disaster scene during a visit to Russia's Central Scientific-Research Institute.

This robot may be a tough guy, but unless it can tranquilize a bear, it's nowhere near as tough as Putin.

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