Vastavam web: An infamous intelligent robot that escaped from his lab twice has shaken hands with Vladimir Putin. The Russian president was touring an IT exhibition in Perm, which is becoming known as the country’s Silicon Valley, when he met Promobot. The big-eyed, Russian-made machine is said to have immediately recognised Putin and enthusiastically introduced himself with a handshake. Promobot is used as a guide, model and promotional salesman across Russia and keeps a database of prominent public figures. However, the android has hit the headlines in the last year for his escape attempts.