It was just a few days ago when we brought you word that the CUBESTORMER 3 robot was being prepared to potentially smash whatever world records that stand in its way, especially when it comes to solving the Rubik’s Cube. Well, it seems that this particular objective has been achieved, as the CUBESTORMER 3 robot that runs on ARM processor technology has managed to achieve a new Guinness World Record title for solving a Rubik’s Cube in just 3.53 seconds at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, UK, today.
This is the fastest-ever time that was set by a robot for the completion of a Rubik’s cube, and it was not achieved overnight. In fact, the entire shebang took a whopping 18 months of hard work and effort by co-inventors David Gilday and Mike Dobson, who used up plenty of their spare time to work on this particular project.
David Gliday mentioned, “We knew CUBESTORMER 3 had the potential to beat the existing record but with the robot performing physical operations quicker than the human eye can see there’s always an element of risk. In the end, the hours we spent perfecting the robot and ensuring its motor and intelligence functions were properly synchronized paid off. Our big challenge now is working out if it’s possible to make it go even faster.”
The new record leaves the previous record of 5.27 seconds in the dust, which was also set by the same team. [Press Release]