Robots: They're coming for our jobs - and our world records...

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The new world record number of robots dancing simultaneously is 1,007 (Source: Guinness World Records)

A Chinese company has set a new world record for the most robots dancing simultaneously.

We're all aware that it's only a matter of time before our robot overlords machines take over our jobs, and now they're coming after our hobbies too - and even managing to set Guinness World Records.

Engineering firm Ever Win created the 1,007 robots which danced their way to a new world record for the Most robots dancing simultaneously, at the Qingdao Beer Festival in Shandong China.

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Each of the 43.8cm tall QRC-2 machines were controlled using one mobile phone. The robots had to dance for one full minute to break the world record, which was previously set by China's UBTECH Robotics, with 540 dancing robots.

A few of the robots were disqualified for falling over, or failing to dance (a sign that the humans are no longer in control, perhaps?), but the majority of the troupe danced for 60 seconds in total unison.

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