100 Pepper cheerleading squad wins GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ certificate!
Paris - Tokyo, Nov 12 , 2021.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS, which is the Japanese professional baseball team, has temporarily hired Pepper robots. Watch how Pepper is dancing and cheering from the sidelines during the games!
The largest robot cheerleading squad comprises 100 Pepper humanoid robots, formed by SoftBank Robotics and Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS, and made its debut at the Nippon Professional Baseball league match in Fukuoka city, Fukuoka, Japan on 26 March 2021.
This innovation was planned as a new support style for watching baseball games, which was restricted by the spread of the new coronavirus infection. In June 2020, we formed a robot cheering party using the vacant stands to bring bright topics and energy to fans who are forced to refrain from entering in the stadium where there are no spectators and admission restrictions continue.
The robot cheering squad, which started with 5 robots at the beginning, increased in number and friends with each match, and at the same time as the official game season started in 2021, a total of 100 Pepper robot cheering squads was deployed.
This world record title is featured in Guinness World Records 2022 Edition.
Official video from Guinness World Records™
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Details
Name of record: Largest robot cheering squad
Date of certification: March 26, 2021
Place of certification: Fukuoka PayPay Dome
Certification body: Guinness World Records
This world record title is featured in Guinness World Records 2022 Edition
About SoftBank Robotics Europe
Leader in humanoid robotics, SoftBank Robotics Europe is headquartered in Paris and regroups about 180 employees. Creator of the robots NAO and Pepper, used today in more than 70 countries worldwide, in various fields, such as retail, healthcare, tourism and education, SoftBank Robotics Europe is a subsidiary of SoftBank Robotics Group Corp. For more information: www.softbankrobotics.com/emea
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