Robot sets record for solving Rubik’s cube

A robot has solved a Rubik’s cube in a record-breaking 3.253 seconds.

The ARM-Powered CUBESTORMER 3 robot set the record last week at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, an event designed to enthuse school children about STEM careers.

The robot employs an ARM-powered Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone to analyse the cube and instruct four robotic hands to do the manipulations. ARM9 processors also power the eight LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 bricks which perform the motor sequencing and control.

CUBESTORMER 3 was designed, built and programmed by Mike Dobson and David Gilday, creators respectively of CubeStormer and Android Speedcuber and more recently, co-creators of CubeStormer II.