These Dancing Robots Just Broke a World Record

August 9, 2016

It’s the Olympics, and we’re all about spectacle. Actually we were always about spectacle. And there’s nothing more spectacular than over 1,000 robots dancing in perfect unison. 1,007 robots, to be exact. (Well, Misty Copeland’s Under Armour video with millions of Mistys is pretty amazing, too.)

But about those robots. Scientists in Shandong, China recently broke the Guinness World Record for the largest robot dance party. The previous record was 540 “robots dancing simultaneously,” so this is a huge jeté forward. Apparently a few of the robots were disqualified for falling over or stopping before the designated minute was up (#MeAtNationals).

Tbh, we’re kind of intrigued by how these robots move their arms. We’re no experts, but it looks like science might be closing in on a future where androids and Madd Chadd are indistinguishable.

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