Largest autonomous light block structure
Julien Bourgeois, Benoit Piranda, Rémy Tribhout, Grégory Lasserre, Frédéric Lassabe
1824 total number
France (Montbeliard)

The largest autonomous light block structure consists of 1824 blocks and was achieved by Julien Bourgeois, Benoit Piranda, Rémy Tribhout, Grégory Lasserre and Frédéric Lassabe (all France), in Montbeliard, Bourgogne Franche-Comte, France, on 27 August 2021.

The team's work on modular robotics has led them to design and develop modular robots and their software system. Achieving this record is a good way for them to show the world that modular robotics exists, and what modular robots can do. It's also helpful for them to achieve visibility for their work and potentially new sponsors and/or partners.

The structure took them around 20 hours to set up, as well as checking and validating connections in the structure. When asked about any challenges they were faced with, Julien explains "It was the first time we set up as many robots together as we did for this attempt. Therefore, we were challenged on supplying power to all the structure, as well as ensuring the robots' software system scalability."

Their favourite part of the attempt was when they showed the entire structure as a whole; First as an interactive sculpture and second as a robotic structure able to propagate commands from a computer to all of the structure of robots.