Google Fiber Enables Sick Boy To Pitch for MLB Game Remotely

Robotic pitching machine was developed by Deeplocal

Published on Jun 13, 2013

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Google, agency Venables Bell & Partners and tech partner Deeplocal last night enabled a young boy with a rare blood disease to pitch for a Major League Baseball game remotely, via a robotic pitching machine. 13-year old baseball fan Nick LeGrande has severe aplastic anemia and because of his lowered immune system, he can’t be around large crowds; but from his home in Kansas City, he was able to throw the first pitch at an Oakland Athletics/Yankees game in Oakland, California via a telerobotic pitching machine that can be controlled over long distances through Google Fiber’s high-speed connection. Created by Deeplocal, the robot, equipped with a livestreaming camera, showed Nick the stadium in Oakland in real time as he tossed out the first pitch remotely.

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Jun 13, 2013
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