Santa Roboto:

A London mall has once again replaced their human Santa with an electronic one.
A mall rep says, ”The 6-foot tall, high-tech robot responds to being touched, but cannot bare the weight of a child so none are allowed to sit on him. He also tells Xmas stories and can sing songs. “Technology and animatronics is the way the future is heading. Disney and other such companies are moving, and have moved, into computer-generated, animatronic technologies. Children who have visited the grotto so far have enjoyed the experience and we have had a great deal of positive feedback.”