We see people breaking old Guinness World Records and making new ones nearly every day, but how often do robots set new records? An adorable Japanese penguin robot just set a new Guinness World Record for the most skips by a robot in one minute, and we’re impressed.
The robot was built by a Japanese company, Ricoh Group, that produces office equipment like copiers. The robot, called PENTA-X, was inspired by the previous world record holder and is actually comprised of five individual penguin dolls.
The cute little robot performed in front of a Guinness World Records adjudicator back in early March 2022, and didn’t seem to have even an ounce of stage fright. As the video reveals, the robot penguin jumped over a rope swung by Ricoh Group team members a whopping 170 times in just one minute and snagged the record without breaking a sweat. Color us impressed!