Date: 26th October 2016 at 1:44pm
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23th October 2016 The Etihad Stadium saw a new addition to pitch side support for Manchester City on Sunday as UBTECH Robot, Alpha1 performed for fans and cheered on players as part of the match day fun for the Southampton game.

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The appearance follows the announcement last month of a global partnership between UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP and Manchester City, a first for a European football club, whereby the Blues welcomed UBTECH as their Official Robot Partner, in a deal that will enhance fan engagement and entertainment. A world leader in consumer robotics, UBTECH is the first company in China to design and manufacture humanoid robots.

At this weekend’s game, Alpha 1 robot joined a crowd of City fans, waving its arms to welcome the players as they arrived at the stadium and walked the blue carpet. Meebot also couldn’t hide its excitement at seeing its heroes for the first time and performed a special dance.

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Fans were not only entertained by Alpha 1 Robot’s moves, but enjoyed fun robot videos and experienced games such as press up competitions against the robots in City Square.

Alpha 1 Robots also had the chance to dance the Blue Moon during half time, encouraged by the City fans. The Alpha 1 Robot is a humanoid robot that’s programmable, educational, and entertaining for the whole family, providing users with an endless amount of entertainment.

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UBTECH Robotics founder, James Zhou, said…

‘We were really excited to see our robots making their debut as The Blue’s Official Robot Partners and the reactions of fans and players. Sunday’s match day marked a strong and creative start to our partnership on and off the pitch.’

If you were at the Southampton game at the weekend and witnessed the robots in action, what did you think?

Please let us know via the comments section directly below this article.

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