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Collado: "We can not allow the company Fantasy and Robotics, attempt to defraud the City of Lorca" (04/08/2009)

August 4, 2009 - The Socialist councilor Leoncio Collado, announced today that the city of Lorca appeal the ruling by the judge of the Administrative Court No. 6 of Murcia, estimated demand for the company Fantasy and Robotics, SL and urges the consistory to pay 104,400 euros in Sakar Ben robot that never worked.

Collado said he respects the ruling, but that goes against the interests of Lorca so make common cause with the current PP government team, "with which there is maximum cooperation in this matter" to appeal the Judgement, "which is not firm."

The socialist mayor recalled that the Department of Tourism has proposed the initiation of an administrative procedure for the acquisition of a robot to serve as a lure for tourist promotion Lorca.

A procedure is presented that only the enterprise Fantasy and Robotics, Ltd., which said that it would produce a mill equipped with "smart talk, speech recognition, speech ability similar to human behavior to react to objects and people, intercom system of pseudointeligente automatic movement or speech in several languages. "

Robotics fantasy and undertook to present the prototype in FITUR'07.

No clutch, the night before the opening of the fair, the company engineers were presented at the booth of Lorca with a "tangle of cables that were not able to start and that did not respond, even remotely, to promised technical specifications and characteristics. "

The office for the robot gave up his attempt, after five in the morning when, embarrassed, "and almost crying," acknowledged that they had sold "as an android with human-like intelligence, it was just a fiasco."

Collado said that City Hall reporters and technicians witnessed the frustrated experience, which could pose a serious blow to the promotion of Lorca, who announced the morning after the official presentation of the invention.

However, the excellence of professionals in the Department of Tourism and stakeholders got Lorca FITUR shine like never before. "

The head of Fantasy and Robotics, Angel de la Vallina, traveled to the stand of Lorca repeatedly to express his apologies and took the contraption, while he was informed by the municipality the cancellation of any commitment with your company.

Therefore, the socialist mayor said he will fight tooth and nail to prevent Robotics Fantasy and try to take advantage of what was "a gigantic hoax."

Vallina said the should be grateful that the city of Lorca not sue "for damages."

He said that in February 2007, the jury composed of relevant technical and policy-makers Eulalia Ibarra (PP), José Antonio Pujante (IU) and Manuel Sevilla (PSOE), decided to not need to purchase a robot, and proposed not to increase the award given to the contracting authority, according to official documents that showed in his appearance Collado public.

Also, the mayor was noted an error described as "fancy computer" by which the regional press published, erroneously, the award of the robot, undated, in the Official Gazette autonomy "something that never took place."

Collado said that the press did not check the text submitted on 16 February 2007, where it appears a robot award.

In this regard said the government team that he was Mayor, "suffered a political cost," when action by the competent technicians and was "impeccable."

He said he took "unfair wear" this matter "in full election campaign," but that will do everything in their power to Fantasy and Robotics "no rip-Lorca."

He also stated that, although the robot was a fiasco, Lorca obtained at this time very important tourism awards for its work as the declaration of International Tourist Interest in Holy Week, the Dove of Tourism Tourism School of Murcia, National Tourism Award for Canal + Award for International Tourism Fair of Catalonia, the Diploma of the General Secretariat of Tourism of Spain for Quality on arrival, was the overall winner of Best Product FITUR cultural assets, First Prize for Best Booth of TURISMUR, and Sun Gold VERACTIVA and participated in the World Festival of the Peoples of the World and get a record audience at the International Television viewing spots Easter for more than twenty million viewers in Europe and America, among others.

Source: PSOE Lorca

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