Late last month, there was a whole lot of buzz on the Internet concerning the insane speed in which a robot is able to solve a Rubik’s Cube. You know how little time that robot took? Less than one second. Yup, it is definitely a head turning event for sure. Well, it looks like that particular robot has been dethroned by a machine which is the brainchild of engineer Albert Beer from Germany, as Albert’s machine is now the official world record holder of being the fastest robot to solve a Rubik’s Cube.
The fiendishly difficult puzzle was deciphered in a matter of just 0.887 seconds, and this particular record shaved of a fraction of the previous record time of 0.9 of a second. This particular official Guinness World Records title attempt happened at the Cubikon Store, in Munich, Germany. Now this is definitely an area where humans are unable to compete against such fleet fingered (if you can call them that) machines, as the world record time achieved by a human in solving a Rubik’s Cube stands at 4.904 seconds, which is the achievement of teenager Lucas Etter.
The new world record holder robot is known as Sub1, where it relies on a couple of web cameras in order to see the arrangement of all half a dozen sides of the cube, while utilizing Tomas Rokicki’s speedy implementation of Herbert Kociemba’s Two-Phase Algorithm to figure out the fastest way where the puzzle is solved. It has the help of an Arduino-compatible microcontroller board that will perform the 20 moves of six high performance steppers.