WATCH: 1,069 Dancing Robots Break World Record in Guangzhou

By Jesse Pottinger, August 21, 2017

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Over the last few years there has been no shortage of absurd world records set by residents of the People’s Republic. The world’s largest gathering of people wearing antlers, the world’s largest game of human mattress dominoes, the world’s largest tea party and the world's longest plank (eight hours… respect!) to name a few.

But the latest record set in China, as reported by Guinness World Records, comes in the form of 1,069 dancing robots in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.

The feat was accomplished by WL Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd, which assembled over 1,000 of the tiny robots in an orderly fashion across the pavement, with all but a few of them performing with spectacular choreography.

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Aside from clinching the world record, the company wanted to demonstrate their successes in robotic technology and programmed each machine via one centralized control system. 

The brief performance involved arm swinging, gyrating, head bobbing and hip shaking that would have made Shakira proud. But smooth, synchronized dance moves aren't all the machines are good for.

The bots – all named Dobi – are competent conversational speakers, are proficient in the ancient Chinese spiritual exercise Tai Chi and can perform a number of other humanoid functions including singing, boxing, kung fu and football.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the previous record, at 1,007 dancing robots, was held by another China-based company – Ever Win International Corporation, and the record before that, with 540 dancing robots, was also set in Guangzhou. 

Want a Dobi of your own? They are available on Taobao for about RMB2,380.

[Image via Guinness World Records]

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