View Full Version : Robots....really?
04-20-2011, 07:34 PM
Once the job of legends, the famous and infamous and even cute little kids recovering from illness, today the Philadelphia Phillies had a robot throw out the first pitch.
As you can see, it did not make the plate.
The response in Philly was, no shock here...BOOS!
This was a lousy idea.
04-20-2011, 09:09 PM
That was awful! Could be a PR job opening in Philly?
04-20-2011, 09:35 PM
Charles Finley would have loved this!
04-21-2011, 03:16 PM
You'd think with all the technology today he could at least make a robot that makes it to home plate.
Why not just buy a pitching machine, that should count as a robot shouldn't it?
04-21-2011, 08:35 PM
If this is the future, we have nothing to worry about!
04-21-2011, 10:56 PM
This has gotta be the tackiest thing I've ever seen.
04-21-2011, 11:04 PM
The idea in general was terrible. It was made even worse by the robot not even making it to home plate.
I don't find the idea in general all that bad. I use to be on a robotics team in one of my schools and we had a lot of fun and won a few awards as a matter of fact in some robotics competitions. It was unfortunately just poor design or programming. An error made by a human. It should have been programmed to throw at a faster speed which was probably as simple as modifying a variable. I myself kind of appreciate the idea. I just do not appreciate the effort that was made.
Robotics have helped in many ways these days. Some people who have lost arms in combat now utilize some form of robotic device to help them eat, drink, and perform other daily tasks. Even motorized wheelchairs are common to help the elderly who have limited mobility get around. The car you drive even has robotic devices in the manufacturing plants to speed up production and to help keep the prices of the vehicles affordable.
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