UMKC set to break the Guinness World Record for most robotic dancers

KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Everybody at UMKC is showing off their robotic dance moves.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people doing the robot dance at the same place and time.

The UMKC student run organization, SGA (Student Government Association), is asking the general public, students, faculty and staff to participate in the dance.

The event is free and is set to begin at 5:45pm on Monday September 27, at the Stanley Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field, located near the 5100 block of Cherry.

This will kick off UMKC’s homecoming week.

The event is also celebrating the library’s new robotic retrieval system, also known as the “book robot”.

“It allows more space for students to use the library with moving the books. It’s an attraction for the students” says Vice President of SGA, Chaz Walgren.

If you are not familiar with the robot dance, The SGA will teach participants the routine before the actual dance, which begins at 7:15pm.

London’s Whitgift Independent School currently holds the record of 429 people doing the dance.

This record was set only four months ago in May 2010.

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