Robotics

Do the Robot: 1,000 bots boogie into the record books

A new world record was set with 1,069 robots dancing simultaneously 
A new world record was set with 1,069 robots dancing simultaneously 
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The record was set using a commercially available robot named 'Dobi'
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The record was set using a commercially available robot named 'Dobi'
Despite a few falling robots during the dance, the new record was still set
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Despite a few falling robots during the dance, the new record was still set
A new world record was set with 1,069 robots dancing simultaneously 
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A new world record was set with 1,069 robots dancing simultaneously 
Is this yet another job that robots will take over from humans in the future?
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Is this yet another job that robots will take over from humans in the future?
A dancing army of robots will surely take over the world soon
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A dancing army of robots will surely take over the world soon
This is the third time in twelve months the record has been broken. How much further can this record go?
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This is the third time in twelve months the record has been broken. How much further can this record go?
The dancing robots en masse
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The dancing robots en masse

A new Guinness World Record was recently set in China when 1,069 robots simultaneously completed a choreographed dance routine. This was the third time in twelve months the world record for "most robots dancing simultaneously" has been broken.

The record was set using a model named "Dobi" from WL Intelligent Technology. This commercially available humanoid robot stands 47 cm tall, is app-controlled, and known to enjoy a good dance.

This is the third time in twelve months the record has been broken. How much further can this record go?
This is the third time in twelve months the record has been broken. How much further can this record go?

Over the past twelve months the competition for this particular world record has been hectic, with several robotics companies keen to use the spectacle to expand their profile. In April 2016, UBTECH Robotics set the bar with 540 robots jiving in perfect unison.

Then just a few months later the Ever Win Company smashed that record with 1,007 robots simultaneously strutting their stuff. This particular attempt was most notable for the fact that all the dancing bots were controlled by just one mobile phone.

Now WL Tech has set a new bar with 1,069 synchronized dancers. Several robots apparently fell over during the performance and were not counted in the final tally.

The dancing robots en masse
The dancing robots en masse

While the sight of a thousand synchronized robots should fill us with fears of a Skynet-Likoe dystopian future, there is something undeniably cute about these groovy dance-bots.

Watch our future overlords bust a move in the video below.

Source: Guinness World Records

Massive robot dance - Guinness World Records

4 comments
Brian M
Not sure if it was fair to disqualify those that fell over, would seem to be mimicking a very human characteristic - falling over on a dance floor!
McDesign
DON'T THESE PEOPLE WATCH MOVIES????????? Yes - I'm shouting.
VincentWolf
Japan getting ready for the clone wars.......
Kpar
Big deal. It is a MUCH bigger accomplishment to get a like number of humans to synchronize their movements. The next record of this type will be simply adding a few more (and why would ANY of these robots fall over?) Oh, and VincentWolf? It's China.
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