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Comments on Baseball Robot Pitching Batting Battle VIDEO
These two robots can perform remarkably well at certain aspects of the game. Electromechanical hitters and pitchers have a certain appeal; now we need steampunk versions for that 1890's feel. Now updated with video. (Read the complete story)

"I'm not sure if this counts as an sfnal reference, but I remember seeing football-playing robots in a 1962 episode of The Jetsons - The Jetson's Night Out.

(Bill Christensen 7/25/2009 8:59:05 AM)
"Isn't steampunk over yet? When do we get our enthusiasm for the actual future back?"
(stamp out nostalgia 7/25/2009 7:59:27 PM)
"Back in 1950, Frank Hampson designed a gyorpcosic jet-propelled Jeep for his hero, Dan Dare, which ran on a single ball just like this robot. The robot must have some kind of gyroscope inside it for balance.I couldn't find a good picture on the net, but if you have a reprint (or original) of the Eagle comics, it can be seen in the first two issues, from April 1950."
(vbkbraqGxfJMbq 12/5/2012 3:55:36 AM)

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