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Robots dance to set new Guinness World Record

Updated: Jul 31,2016 5:19 PM     Xinhua

Intelligent robots dance at the main venue for 2016 Qingdao International Beer Festival in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, on July 30. [Photo/Xinhua]

QINGDAO — A total of 1,007 robots danced for a minute in east China’s Shandong province, setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous robot dance.

At around 3 pm on July 30, 1,040 robots, each 43.8 centimeters high, started their synchronized dance in Huangdao district of Qingdao city, and 1,007 of them finished the challenge.

Robots dance in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, on July 30.[Photo/Xinhua]

Robots dance in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, on July 30.[Photo/Xinhua]

It beat the previous Guinness record set during a mass dance of 540 robots in February in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, said Wu Xiaohong, a Guinness World Records notary.

Wu said robots that fell or stopped before the one minute mark were not counted in the results.

A staff member of Guinness World Records issues the certificate to the organizer of robot dancing.[Photo/Xinhua]

Quan Jinyou, chief technology officer of Qingdao-based Ever Win Company Ltd, which produced the robots, said the biggest challenge for remote control of the robots is radio frequency interference, such as from mobile phones or Bluetooth devices. He said the company’s encryption technology avoids this interference.

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