Since 2016, technology companies have been setting up armies of dancing robots and battling it out for the Guinness World Records title Most robots dancing simultaneously.

In August 2017, we watched 1,069 'Dobi' machines stomp their way to victory in China – but now the mark has been raised to 1,372.

This latest attempt was organised by Italy’s TIM S.p.A. in Rome, using the Alpha 1S robot which is just under 40 cm (15.7 in) tall and made of aluminium alloy with a plastic coating.

The humanoids were built by UBTECH Robotics – a Chinese company which also engineered the first record-breaking dance off back in 2016.

An Alpha 1S robot

The event was filmed for a TV show which is about a group of robots who are determined to learn to dance.

Guinness World Records adjudicator Lorenzo Veltri attended the shoot to make the record official, by ensuring all the machines were dancing at the same time and discounting any that fell during the attempt.

Most robots dancing simultaneously adjudicator

The Alpha 1S robot is extraordinarily flexible, which allows it to perform many different dance moves in time to music.

You can read more about game-changing robotics achievements in Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff or test your knowledge with our Robot Quiz.

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