Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Korea’s Hanwha Eagles have robots for fans who can’t attend

Across lots of land and water in South Korea, the Hanwha Eagles (former team of Hyun-Jin Ryu) have gone “next level” by providing robots to stomp and yell unifying chants for those who cannot attend the game in person….

In any event, this sentence—“At important moments, the Fanbot encourages group cheering”—is the most creepily utopian baseball-related sequencing of words ever uttered. May it one adorn the flag of every formerly sovereign nation on earth.

Let us now look forward to being mauled at a urinal by one of these.

Best Fanbots in Baseball.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 23, 2014 at 12:41 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: hanwha eagles, korean baseball, robots in baseball

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 23, 2014 at 06:40 PM (#4756556)
As long as they don't program the robot to yell "Day-O" I'm ok with it.
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: July 23, 2014 at 06:50 PM (#4756560)
This is awesome. I wonder what the revenue stream for something like this would be? Do they charge on a per inning basis to allow the fanbot to represent you, or is it just randomly grabbing text messages out of the hundreds/thousands sent in?
   3. PreservedFish Posted: July 23, 2014 at 07:05 PM (#4756562)
I want to possess a robot!
   4. 'Spos hits refresh, waits for spring Posted: July 23, 2014 at 07:08 PM (#4756564)
<Insert Joe Buck joke here>
   5. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: July 23, 2014 at 08:21 PM (#4756611)
Can they ship about 10,000 of these to Tropicana Field?
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: July 23, 2014 at 08:26 PM (#4756614)
Can they ship about 10,000 of these to Tropicana Field?


Don't the A's have a section of their field closed off, would be perfect, would also be cool if you can use it as a proxy and control it's ability on what to watch(built in web cam with zoom--with controls to prevent fan stalker mode) make it a full proxy.
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM (#4756857)
Plus, if and when one must kill the queen, my guess is these are much easier to program than Reggie Jackson.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Piehole of David Wells
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(1399 - 9:18pm, Mar 28)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogJason Heyward’s Ability Seems Boundless. Soon, So May His Contract.
(42 - 9:12pm, Mar 28)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogThe Dome: 15 years ago Seattle blew up a giant, concrete eyesore full of memories.
(27 - 9:08pm, Mar 28)
Last: Bruce Markusen

NewsblogSadly, We've Lost Another Primate
(40 - 9:06pm, Mar 28)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogChicago Cubs Kris Bryant and the service-time game | FOX Sports
(30 - 8:47pm, Mar 28)
Last: Srul Itza

NewsblogBBTF 2015 Shooty Memorial Softball Meet-up!
(26 - 8:32pm, Mar 28)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogNY Post: Sherman: Commish, Boras And Cubs: Shut Up About Hopeless Phenom Debate
(8 - 7:18pm, Mar 28)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogAstros to introduce drool-inducing Chicken & Waffle Cone
(12 - 6:42pm, Mar 28)
Last: Infinite Joost (Voxter)

Jim's Lab NotesRecent Updates and Turning off Advertisements
(55 - 5:50pm, Mar 28)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogOT: Soccer March 2015
(445 - 5:31pm, Mar 28)
Last: AuntBea

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(3589 - 4:40pm, Mar 28)
Last: Swoboda is freedom

NewsblogBoras: Cubs using business, not baseball, if Bryant stays in minors - CBSSports.com
(209 - 4:40pm, Mar 28)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogGrantland: 2015 AL East Preview
(45 - 4:37pm, Mar 28)
Last: Ziggy

NewsblogJonathan Lucroy's bat is literally on fire
(5 - 4:11pm, Mar 28)
Last: Steve Parris, Je t'aime

NewsblogSoftball Game 2015
(26 - 3:42pm, Mar 28)
Last: Rickey! is just here so he don't get fined

Page rendered in 0.1752 seconds
48 querie(s) executed