Largest ‘robot cheering squad’ with 100 Pepper humanoid robots; Video of robots during baseball match in Japan goes viral

Robots have been widely used in many fields especially during pandemic days and they have made human jobs easy so far. A video of humanoid robots during a baseball game in Japan is in news now and the Japanese government devised this solution to the problem of not having the public in the gallery during the matches. As a result, to fill the empty stadium, the robots became cheerleaders in baseball games.

The video which has gone viral on social media features a squad of 100 robots. The video was first shared on the Guinness World record official Instagram page. “Largest robot cheerleading squad: 100 pepper humanoid robots, by Softbank Robotics and Fukuoka Softbank Hawks,” Guinness world records posted on Instagram. 

In the video, it is seen that the robots squad was presented with their certificate at a recent baseball game – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Chiba Lotte Marines at Fukuoka Pay Pay Dome in Japan. The video received more than 8,200 likes and lots of comments after posting it on Instagram. 

A similar incident has already been marked on the internet and that was in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) game against Rakuten Eagles. In the video, there were 20 Pepper and 20 Spot robots and were found dancing and Some of the dancing robots wore Hawks caps and waved flags supporting the team. The moment took fans to express mixed emotions during the game.

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The NPB season began three months late on June 19 due to the coronavirus pandemic and currently, no supporters are allowed to attend games at that time. However, as part of easing the restrictions in Japan, up to 5,000 fans will be allowed to attend professional baseball and soccer games in the coming days.