In connection with the pandemic coronavirus restrictions were imposed on the working conditions and many spheres of human activity. No exception and sports, some of which were then renewed, but with an empty arena. In this regard, the Japanese baseball club Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks had to involve robots perform a traditional dance that is usually played before the match the fans to the sounds of the anthem team.
Before the final game of the season Japanese professional baseball League team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks vs Rakuten Eagles more than 40 robots, including humanoid and SoftBank Pepper robot dog Spot from Boston dynamics, took to the podium empty stadium, Fukuoka Dome with a capacity of 40,000 people. They danced under command hymn “Izayuke Wakataka Gundan”, creating a truly unique atmosphere. Some of the robots were caps Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks and they were waving flags in support of the team.
The reaction of fans on social networks was mixed. “I think it’s like a dystopia, “wrote one Twitter user, while another called the seen representation of the “insanely beautiful“.
The pandemic coronavirus NPB season began three months later, on June 19, and until recently, fans were not allowed to attend the games. However, since last Friday restrictions have been relaxed and the authorities allowed to attend professional baseball and football games in Japan, but not more than 5,000 fans at the game.