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Korean Baseball Team Fills The Stands With Fanbots
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Korean Baseball Team Fills The Stands With Fanbots

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Korean Baseball Team Fills The Stands With Fanbots

Korean Baseball Team Fills The Stands With Fanbots
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The Hanwha Eagles lost over 400 games in five years. But online fans have stayed true. Now remote fans can control robots at the stadium that are wearing jerseys, cheering and bearing the fans' faces.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. A Korean baseball team has found an inventive way to fill empty seats at games - robots. The Hanwha Eagles lost over 400 games in five years, but online fans stayed true. Now the remote fans can control robots, called fanbots, at the stadium. The fanbots wear team jerseys and baseball caps. They'll cheer and hold up signs and in the place of a face, selfies from online fans. It's MORNING EDITION.

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