A total of 1,007 robots moving effortlessly in unison in China not only made for a great spectacle, it also earned a new Guinness World Record for the maximum robots dancing simultaneously.
The event took place at the Qingdao Beer Festival in Shandong, China.
Named QRC-2, each of the 43.8 cm tall dancing robots were controlled using just one mobile phone and they had to dance for a full minute to set the record, the Guinness World Records said.
A few robots were disqualified because they were not able to dance or fell over, but the majority of the mechanical dance troupe completed the 60 second routine in perfect unison.
The attempt was organised by Qingdao-based Ever Win Company which almost doubled the previous record of 540 dancing robots which was achieved earlier this year.
Official Guinness World Records adjudicator Angela Wu verified the new record on site.
Quan Jinyou, Chief Technology Officer of Ever Win Company explained that the robots were equipped with a special encryption technology to reduce radio frequency inference from nearby mobile phones and Bluetooth devices.
The previous record of 540 robots dancing together on TV was held by UBTECH Robotics, a Shenzhen-based company.