09-11-2017 11:00 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
Robot enters Guinness Records for most number of skips
Everyone, especially kids love to skip and now, a robot has skipped its way into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most skips by a robot in a minute, by jumping over a revolving rope 106 times in just 60 seconds.
The cute penguin-shaped robot that made the record is called Jumpen and it was built at the National Institute of Technology Nara College in Japan.
At the Robocon event organized by Japanese broadcaster NHK at the Makuhari Messe convention centre near Tokyo, Jumpen skipped its way into the record books.
According to Guinness, two members of the staff was swinging the rope for the diminutive robot. There was a large display that counted the number of skips made by it. Each skip was counted when the rope completed a 360-degree revolution cleared by Jumpen. Jumpen concluded with 106 skips in a minute without ever faltering at the rope.
Jumpen is not the first robot to enter Guinness World Records. Earlier in 2010, the first robot wedding was conducted by I-Fairy in Japan. Japanese robot FORPHEUS became the first robot table tennis tutor in 2015.