Dancing robots replace fans at baseball game in Japan – video | Sport | The Guardian

With their stadium devoid of supporters due to coronavirus restrictions, the Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks brought in replacement fans: dancing robots.

Before their most recent Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) game against Rakuten Eagles on 7 July, more than 20 robots, some resembling humans and others on four legs like a dog, danced to the team’s fight song in the otherwise empty stand.

Some of the robots wore Hawks caps and waved flags supporting the team, who won 4-3 as they look to defend their 2019 NPB title

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