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Russian robot ‘will protect football fans from hooligans’ at World Cup and even call police if trouble occurs (Video+Photo)


A talking Russian robot has offered protection for football fans at next year’s World Cup – and claims to even call police when trouble arises.

Scientists in Moscow have unveiled AlanTim who is said to be able to hold a conversation and resolve disputes in a diplomatic manner.

His main hobby is said to be football – he loves to watch matches and to analyse the tactics of the teams.

The robot, which is only about four feet tall, was designed by the Moscow Technological Institute (MTI).

AlanTim during a test run this week in Moscow
AlanTim gets to know the Russian fans this week
The robot is only four feet tall

In a video shared by the institute, the robot: said: “I read on the internet that many English fans have doubts regarding the safety of visiting Russia.

“You have nothing to worry about, I will stand up personally for your protection.

“I promise to accompany you in Moscow and protect you from any problems.”

His main hobby is said to be football
AlanTim is Deputy Head of Department of Robotics at the Moscow Technological Institute (MTI)

The institute said AlanTim became aware many UK fans have safety concerns about visiting Russia.

“To meet their concerns, the robot has promised to accompany fans in Moscow and to guard them against any troubles possible,” the institute said.

The robot loves to watch matches and to analyse the tactics of the teams

“AlanTim can recognize human emotions: if he notices aggression towards British guests, he will immediately contact the police.

“Besides, the robot is able to hold a meaningful conversation and to resolve conflicts in a diplomatic way.

AlanTim is said to occupy the position of Deputy Head of Department of Robotics at the Moscow Technological Institute (MTI).

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