Could robot umpires could be the future of baseball?
Baseball America reports the Atlantic League is expected to test out “robo-umps” as part of a deal with Major League Baseball.
The robots would have a tracking system to call balls and strikes as well as provide in-depth data about every pitch. It could also help speed up games.
A robo-ump has been used twice before in a professional setting; one game each in 2015 and 2016 in the Pacific Association. During those games, a former MLB outfielder voiced the calls made by the robot.