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Ballpark Replaces Declining Crowds With Robots

Updated: Tuesday, July 29 2014, 07:44 AM CDT
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Baseball teams often use gimmicks to try and draw crowds.


Be it bobble head night, fireworks, or cheap eats.


But one Japanese team is turning heads, by turning its bleachers over to a sea of digital faces.


The Hanwha Eagles are now using Fanbots to fill its stands.


The robotic fans are remotely controlled over the internet by human ones, giving them an in-game experience, without actually having to attend the game.


You can upload a picture of yourself to the Fanbots while telling them to hold up electronic signs, and even perform the "wave" with the rest of the stadium.


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