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Troublemaking robot 'Promobot' detained in Russia

By Daniel Uria
Troublemaking robot 'Promobot' detained in Russia
Russian robot Promobot was detained by police while conducting a survey at a political rally in Moscow. promobot had previously escaped from its lab and caused a traffic jam in June. Screen capture/Promobot/Facebook

MOSCOW, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A robot with a history of going rogue was detained by police at a political rally in Russia.

Video shared to Facebook shows police confronting and attempting to handcuff the robot known as Promobot.

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FB Newswire reported Promobot was conducting a survey of voters' opinions at a rally for Russian parliament candidate Valery Kalachev.

Promobot caused trouble in June after it escaped from its laboratory in the city of Perm and wandered into the street causing a traffic jam.

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