Dancing Robots Replace Baseball Fans in Japan Due To COVID-19
With sports leagues trying to adjust to the new norm … here’s Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks doing just that with the help of some DANCING ROBOTS!!!
The Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) team brought in over 20 dancing robots, which were spread across the stands during their game against Rakuten Eagles. Even though the robots danced their asses off … Fukuoka Dome looked pretty damn empty, considering it has the capacity of 40,000.
There were two different types of robots at the Hawks game. The white humanoid robot’s name is Pepper … and Boston Dynamics’ yellow four-legged dog-like robot is named Spot.
SoftBank got the W that night, probably thanks to Pepper and Spot!
NPB games are reportedly now accepting 5,000 attendants at the games … so let’s see how well the human fans and robots synchronize their cheers & chants!
Wonder if we’ll ever see some dancing robots watching Mookie Betts after signing a 12-year, $365 million deal with MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers!
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