[Pictured above: Not the robot who set the record. Unfortunately.]
A robot known as CUBESTORMER 3 — all caps when you spell the
man’s robot’s name — set a world record this weekend by solving a Rubik’s Cube in 3.253 seconds, shattering the old mark of 5.27 seconds set two years ago.
Aaron Craft, you better step your game up.
You can watch a video of CUBESTORMER 3′s performance below. Don’t blink.
So what is it that makes the CUBESTORMER 3 so special? We’ll let Business Wire explain (mainly because I have no idea what any of the words in the follower paragraph mean):
The record-breaking robot employs intelligence from a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone powered by an Exynos 5 Octa application processor with an eight-core ARM big.LITTLE™ implementation featuring four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 processors. The phone analyzes the cube, calculates the correct sequence of moves and instructs four robotic hands to do the manipulations. ARM9™ processors also power the eight LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 bricks which perform the motor sequencing and control.
Uh, yeah. That’s crystal clear.
In the immortal words of DJ Swamp, always remember to worship the robots.
[Source: Business Wire]