By Kate Samuelson
August 2, 2016

A group of 1,007 intelligent robots set a new Guinness World Record after dancing in unison for more than a minute.

The robots came together at the main venue for the 2016 Qingdao International Beer Festival in the Huangdao District of Qingdao, in east China’s Shandong Province on Saturday, Chinese news site Yibada reported.

There were 1,040 robots in total, each 43.8 centimeters high, and 1,007 of them finished the challenge. The ones that fell or stopped before the one minute mark were not counted in the World Record.

Quan Jinyou, the chief technology officer of Qingdao-based Ever Win Company, Ltd., the company which produced the robots, told Chinese news agency Xinhua that the biggest challenge was dealing with radio frequency interference, from mobile phones or Bluetooth devices.

He said the company’s encryption technology managed to avoid any interferences.

The Qingdao International Beer Festival is often referred to as the Asian Oktoberfest and usually begins on the first Saturday in August.

[Yibada]

 

Write to Kate Samuelson at kate.samuelson@time.com.

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