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UMKC unofficially breaks Guinness World Record for largest robot dance


UMKC Robot Dance

 

It's official - the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for the most people robotic dancing at the same time and place. At 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27 at UMKC's Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field, 658 people moved to a robot routine designed by Conservatory of Music and Dance students and emceed by Hot 103 Jamz DJ JT Quick. To view a video of the event, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwFJw0S2uQQ.

Within the next several weeks, London-based Guinness World Records Limited will verify UMKC's record. London's Whitgift Independent School set the previous record of 429 in May.

The UMKC Student Government Association (SGA) invited the general public, students, faculty and staff to participate in the free event, which kicked off UMKC's homecoming week and celebrated Miller Nichols Library's new robotic book retrieval system.

In addition to breaking a world record, participants donated to the YMCA Young Achievers program, which encourages minority high school students to pursue higher education and focus on professional careers.

Follow the links below for media coverage of the event:

Hundreds gather at UMKC to robot-dance for a record – Kansas City Star

Robot-dancing for a record - Kansas City Star (photos)

Record Robot dance at UMKC – Ink Magazine (photos)

UMKC Makes Run At Robot Dance World Record – KMBC-9 (includes video)

UMKC students seek Guinness World Record – KSHB-41 (includes video)

Students, Community Robot Dance To Break Record - KCTV-5 (includes video)

 

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