QINGDAO, July 31 (Xinhua) -- 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 p.m. on Saturday, 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.
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.
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.