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Softbank's baseball team in Japan replaced fans with robots in the stands as the season starts without crowds

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Japan delayed its Nippon Professional Baseball season because of the coronavirus.
After the state of emergency was lifted in the country, games began again on June 19.
Without fans in the stadium, one team put Pepper robots in the stands instead.
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The coronavirus has put most public events, including sports and concerts, on hold around the world. As many countries see declining cases and hospitalizations, public life is slowly starting to reopen. In Japan, which has had a low number of cases, the Nippon Professional Baseball league was...
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