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Brain of Samsung Galaxy S4 sets world record to solve Rubik’s Cube

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Brain of Samsung Galaxy S4 sets world record to solve Rubik’s Cube
This basically proves that anything can be achieved with some Legos and a smartphone. In Birmingham, United Kingdom, at the Big Bang Fair, a robot, Cubestormer 3, shattered the world record for solving the iconic 3D puzzle that is Rubik’s Cube.

To put things in perspective, the human-powered record was set last year by Mats Valk of the Netherlands. He could only solve it in 5.55-seconds. That was not fast enough for what was then holding the absolute record that was Cubestormer 2 (powered by a Samsung Galaxy S2) which managed to solve the puzzle in 5.27-seconds.

Cubestormer 3 is a whole new generation of geekdom and robot.  Legos with robot actuators are connected to a Samsung Galaxy S4 (Exynos octa-core powered) which is tasked with analyzing the cube’s starting arrangement.  Then, the Samsung directs the Mindstorm actuators to spin the cube in the manner needed to solve the puzzle.

How fast did Cubestormer 3 handle the mission? Try 3.253-seconds. As you can see in the video below the device is hammering the Rubik’s Cube with movements that are basically faster than the human eye can see. Then again, when you look at at Mats Valk’s video solving the puzzle, his action is pretty fast too. What is your record for solving the puzzle (no, taking it apart and reassembling does not count)?


sources: ARMflix (YouTube) via Gizmodo

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posted on 15 Mar 2014, 17:10 1

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1458; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


In B'ham? That's where I'm from! :D Just saying.

World record, indeed.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 19:16 1

6. UglyFrank (Posts: 564; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Me Too

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 19:30 1

8. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1458; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Hifive!

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 17:11

2. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 152; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


It takes me atleast have an hour to solve one. 5.55 seconds? O.o

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 17:51 9

3. Apple4Ever (banned) (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)


im well, my record is ∞ cuz ive never finished one lol

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 18:15 2

4. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


yeah me too haha

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 18:40 1

5. roscuthiii (Posts: 1866; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I've always just Capt. Kirk'd it and changed the rules... remove the stickers, or even take it apart, then just reorganize for the win.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 19:17 1

7. InspiredSkye (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)


Actually isn't that hard to solve it. I learned the beginner's method in a couple of hours, and I was able to solve the cube in 4-5 minutes. Then by learning the intuitive Fridrich method and memorizing most of the OLL and PLL algorithms, my times dropped to 50 seconds (in just a month of practicing).

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 02:16 2

9. livyatan (Posts: 738; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Awesomeness overload :)

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 03:56 3

10. shayan (Posts: 149; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


My record is 8 months.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 07:31 1

11. yadu004 (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


Well that was lag free!! LOL

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 11:02

12. LAKAME_MAN (Posts: 35; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


"when you look at at Mats Valk’s video solving the puzzle, his action is pretty fast too."
That's just desrespectful. Pretty fast? He did 45 moves in 5.55 seconds. That's 8.81 turns per second. Do you guys even know how much you need to practice to even reach that kind of speed?

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