A big train station seems like a very appropriate place to try for a world record in robot line following, and for a brief period last week, Union Station in Kansas City was (partially) given over to a bunch of little robots following a really, really long line. Over 400 feet of line, to be specific. 50 robots managed to follow the line all at once for a few seconds, setting a new world record which, to be fair, hadn’t officially existed beforehand. Now, though, 50 robots on one line for 2 seconds or 15 robots on one line for 1 minute are the numbers to beat. If you want a part in the challenge, you can build a line following robot for next to nothing (or a lot more than that).
After the jump, a bot’s-eye view of the event.