How is a losing baseball team in South Korea lifting its spirits?

Answer: with robo-fans

by News Staff / August 1, 2014

The Hanwha Eagles, a professional baseball team based in Daejeon, South Korea, have lost 400 games in the last five years, consistently placing last in their league.

With human fans in short supply, the stands are now partially filled with robots that can be controlled remotely by people from their smartphones or computers.

Fans can project their face onto a screen where the humanoid’s face would be, or control the movements of the robots, which can cheer, shout or do the wave.

Will the increased fan base help the Hanwha Eagles improve their game? Only time will tell ...