Tokyo, Japan – May 8, 2020
With their stadium devoid of fans due to coronavirus restrictions a Japanese baseball team has come up with a replacement: dancing robots.
Before the Hawks most recent Nippon Professional Baseball game against Rakuten Eagles 20 robots danced to the team’s fight song in the otherwise empty stands.
Two different robots, including SoftBank’s humaniod robot “Pepper” and a robot dog, shimmied in a choreographed dance that is usually performed by the Hawks’ fans. Some of the robots wore Hawks caps and waved flags supporting the team.