Underdog South Korean Baseball Team Now Filling Its Stands With Cybermen To Simulate Cheering Fans
Where were these punks at my 8th-grade dance recital?
The Hanwha Eagles have finished last in their league four out of the previous five years, but that doesn’t mean they need to feel bad about themselves. Rather than play for an empty stadium, the South Korean professional baseball team has built an army of slavishly loyal robots to intimidate, er, rally, the Eagle’s human fans into displaying enthusiasm. Each Baseball Bot comes equipped with “face” screens that display images of fans at home, and an LED screen to share messages from remote viewers or, as seen in the video above, encourage whatever humans are in attendance to do a very stilted wave.
(via Business Insider)
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