Robot Sets New World Record by Solving Rubik’s Cube in Less Than a Second

November 19, 2016 5:00 am
Rubik's cube solver robot
‘Sub1 Reloaded’ (Infineon)


A robot named “Sub1 Reloaded” solved a Rubik’s Cube in 0.637 seconds, setting a new record in the process.

The robot’s build incorporated Infineon microchips and an Aurix micro-controller, the latter of which is a key element of autonomous driving systems. In fact, the stunt was a planned exhibition of Infineon’s self-driving-car technology at this year’s Electronica trade show in Munich, Germany. By completing the puzzle so quickly, the robot also showed off the minimal reaction times and high data–processing rate required to safely pilot a moving car.

Sub1 Reloaded’s incredible time beats the fastest human cube-solving time (4.9 seconds), and is the fastest completion time since the invention of the Rubik’s Cube. Scroll down to watch a video of the stunt—but don’t blink or you’ll miss it.

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