Robot Sets Rubik’s Cube World Record: 5.35 Seconds

Cob­bling togeth­er some LEGOs and a smart­phone run­ning a cus­tom Android app, Mike Dob­son and David Gil­day built CubeStormer II, a lean, mean Rubik’s Cube-solv­ing machine. Crack­ing a Rubik’s Cube in 5.35 sec­onds, Cubestormer II made mince­meat out of Ruby, the pre­vi­ous robot record hold­er — 10.18 sec­onds. And it even edged out the exist­ing world record, 5.66 sec­onds, set by Feliks Zemdegs ear­li­er this year. Watch him go below.

To see Cubestormer II in action, you can vis­it ARM Tech­Con 2011, to be held in San­ta Clara, Cal­i­for­nia on Octo­ber 26 and 27. H/T Sci­ence Dump.

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