Packers use robots to connect with fans

NOW: Packers use robots to connect with fans

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Green Bay Packers players have a new game plan for connecting with fans in the community during the pandemic. They're turning into robots. 

Players usually make around 800-900 appearances each year, but with the Coronavirus pandemic, Packers officials had to think outside the box which led them to something pretty unique. 

A screen is hooked up to a device on wheels allowing the players to interact with people virtually. They also sport the players' jersey! 

The robots are from a company in New York. They connect to WiFi and allow the player at home to use their phone or laptop to control it and communicate with fans. 

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