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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

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   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 Posted: July 23, 2014 at 07:08 PM (#4756564)
<Insert Joe Buck joke here>
   5. RMc's Yelling Mob of Hackmen 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.

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