Monday, April 7, 2014

Robot Breaks Record, Solving a Rubik's Cube in 3.253 Seconds

     Have you ever wondered how to solve a Rubik's cube? In the 80's, it was a great accomplishment just to solve the puzzle; today, it is all about who can solve it the fastest. Below is a video of the Guinness World Record Holder for solving a Rubik's cube...a robot! This robot (the Cubestormer 3) is built from Lego's and powered by a Samsung Galaxy S4. It set the new record for solving a Rubik's cube at 3.253 seconds, cutting off about 2 seconds from the previous record holder. Check out the demonstration video to see for yourself.

     Robots are utilizing today's technology to accomplish things no human can accomplish (i.e. solve a Rubik's cube in 3.253 seconds). How do you feel about this? Are we stepping into dangerous territory with the advancement of robots or are they our friends? 

     To read more about this recording breaking achievement click here