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Meet Titan, the 8ft robot who sings, dances and flirts with bus passengers

Watch the video to see the cheeky 8ft robot entertain crowds at a launch of new wi-fi equipped buses in Kirklees

He’s 8 feet tall with a naught sense of humour.

But Titan the robot sang, danced and flirted with delighted passengers for the launch of a new fleet of wifi equipped buses.

Titan entertained the crowds outside Dewsbury Town Hall for the launch of Arriva’s fleet of Max buses.

The fully-animated robot, which has tens of thousands of fans on social media, cracked jokes and sang excerpts from popular songs.

Titan, who has appeared on stage with Rihanna and former boyband JLS, squirted the audience with head-mounted water pistols.

The cheeky robot also made fun of men in the audience while flirting with women in the crowd.

Arriva’s new 11 Max buses, which are equipped with wireless internet and charging points for phones and tablets, will serve the 126/127 route from Dewsbury to Wakefield.

The buses with leather seats will also serve the 202 from Leeds to Huddersfield and the 268 which covers Bradford, Dewsbury and Wakefield.

The event also launched a mobile phone app where you can find where your bus is while waiting at the bus stop.

Titan the robot launches new MAX buses outside Dewsbury Town Hall.

Arriva marketing manager Chloe Leach-O’Connell said: “Max is all about technology for the wifi and journey planner app.

“Titan reflects that. He’s also ever-so-popular and people love him.

Arriva general manager Anna Weeks added: “People are quite amazed by Titan and they certainly warm to him. He’s always a hit.

“When we’ve launched our previous Max buses at schools with Titan, they’ve written back to us with pupils saying it was the best day of their lives.”

See more of Titan below.

And while some of the audience got blasted by Titan’s water pistols, Arriva staff knew to stand well clear.

Operations director Colin Newbury said: “We’re used to what he does so we were stood well back!”

Titan was designed by Nik Fielding, who runs Cyberstein from Newquay, Cornwall.

While the legs are human powered the upper half of Titan, including his head and arms, is operated by remote control.

The costume measures 2.4 metres (7.9ft) tall and weighs 60kg (9.4st).

Titan has appeared on Channel Five’s The Gadget Show, Big Brother and ITV Daybreak.


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