Wednesday 26 October 2016

Robot breaks Rubik's Cube world record

Emma Clark

Published 09/02/2016 | 01:56

Rubiks Cube
Rubiks Cube

It now takes robots less than a second to solve a Rubik's Cube. The official record stands at 0.9 seconds, but another has unofficially beaten that.

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Earlier this month, Jay Flatland and Paul Rose’s Rubik’s Cube-solving machine set a world record by sorting the cube out in just 0.9 seconds. But another machine, Adam Beer's Sub1, has that time in its sights.

It has unofficially broken the world record by solving a Rubik's Cube in just 0.887 seconds. However, there were no Guinness World Record officials in attendance when it happened, so the Sub1 won't be entering the record books just yet.

Its attempt will still have to be verified before it can officially take the crown. The Sub1 actually set its time first, showcasing its ability in January, making it the first robot to break the 1-second barrier.

You can marvel at both feats below; we imagine that the two teams, and many other bystanders, will be eager to see just how far they can push this record.

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