Fact Check: Was there really a ‘robot bodyguard’ for the King of Bahrain?

A viral video has been circulating around social media that allegedly shows the Kingdom of Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and his ‘robot bodyguard’.

The video, which has been watched over 3.6 million times, claims that Bahrain King arrived in Dubai with his robot bodyguard.

Fact check:

Based on our research, the person on the viral video with the robot is not Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The robot that claimed as the security guard was a commercial entertainment robot named Titan, a regular figure at many of Dubai’s trade expos. You can even see the UAE flag on the robot as it walks by the camera.

The footage was recorded during a security exhibition last year, held at the Dubai International Financial Center. You can see the UAE flag on the robot as he walks by the camera.

The original video (dated February 2019) can be found on YouTube. You can watch it below:


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