“Penguin-chan” robot jumps its way to Guinness Book


The segment of robots keeps advancing with the development of revolutionary technologies. Of course, technology may still not be a part of our days, but it is still slowly advancing to become. Scientists are quickly advancing to make robots more useful and also use them to replace humans in some tough challenges such as cleaning an entire beach from debris. However, at certain times, it’s necessary to try things that are on the verge of “triviality”. While simple, they may still result in some interesting advancements in the future. One good example is the “Penguin-chan” robot. It’s a penguin robot developed by a Japanese company. It has just put its name in the Guinness book for jumping rope. Or to be more precise, for jumping 170 minutes in just 1 minute.

A Japanese company’s robot, which is partially made with five modified penguin dolls, has just amassed a Guinness World Record by skipping rope 170 times in just one minute. The company behind this robot is RICOH. For starters, it’s a company that specialized in copiers and office equipment. The company’s PENTA-X team has developed a hopping “Penguin-chan” doll, and five of the penguins were combined and modified into a “Penguin-chan Jump Rope Machine”. Just because yes.

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Penguin-chan writes its name in the Guinness Book

The “Penguin-Chan” passed through the testing in early March. That happened during an event counting with the presence of a Guinness World Records adjudicator. Upon further tests, the adjudicator confirms that the robot has jumped over the rope swung by the team 170 times in just 60 seconds. That basically gives it the title of “most skips by a robot in 1 minute”. You probably didn’t know there is a title for this in the Guinness book right?


There are people trying to overcome their limits and earn a position in the Guinness Book every day. It’s interesting to see that now Robots are also carving their place in this interesting competition. The Penguin-Chan has just proved that the public can have it frightened when it comes to jumping rope.

This certainly won’t be the last record broken by a robot. Also, we expect the Japanese RICOH to keep evolving the tech behind this “Penguin-chan Jump Rope Machine”. Maybe in the future, we can even see a real-life application for this technology. Time will tell, but we’re sure that these small things can be the answer to making robots more advanced in the near future.

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