Have you considered that all that electrioncs require him to do very little as the cameras' own electronics have the ability to align with electronics from the clock/studio behind studio screen?
If not you are behind the times as to what robots can do.
Maybe your camerman was just there to make you feel happy - as if the camera did it all by itself (as it easily could) you would have been even more freaked out
Note: I am not legally qualified, just been around a few blocks. The sorry cynic.