Eagles And Chicks

In a world of couch potatoes, it’s too much of a fag to go to a live sporting event so wouldn’t it be nice to be able to chant, swear at the ref, cheer and do Mexican Waves from the comfort of your sofa?

Who else but the Koreans would have had the genius/crazy idea of having robots in the stands which fans can control remotely?

The idea came from a Korean baseball team which is so shit that few people bother to go to its games.

The team, the Hanwha Eagles used to be a good side until 2010 when it started such a slide in performance that’s it’s dubbed Hanwha Chicks.

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6 Comments

  1. david manners
    July 30, 2014 09:21

    An excellent point DontAgree, programming a robot to take a dive to trick the ref into giving a free kick/penalty is going to require subtle skills.

  2. DontAgree
    July 30, 2014 08:33

    I have seen some baseball … my 2cts: it is far far easier to build baseball robots (standing around doing nothing most of the time) than to build soccer robots.

    Oh by the way the soccer robots might play by the rules, but as you could see time and again during the world cup the human soccer players rarely do … it looked more like a cross between ballet, theatre and Australian rugby

  3. david manners
    July 29, 2014 11:11

    And RoboCops to round them up, put them in cells, pick up the litter and repair the damage.

  4. Terry
    July 29, 2014 11:05

    Now we need a soccer fan robot that can wheel itself around the town smashing stuff up, dropping litter, yelling at passers by and starting fights.

  5. david manners
    July 28, 2014 17:52

    I think that’s a bit trickier, SilverMan, after all the Japanese RoboCup initiative has as its goal that: “By the middle of the 21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win a soccer game, complying with the official rules of FIFA, against the winner of the most recent World Cup.” So, assuming it takes as long to construct a robot baseball player as a robot football player, it’s 36 years away.

  6. Silverman
    July 28, 2014 16:35

    May a well automate the baseball team and make them robots too?

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