Published 06 March 2017
There's only so fast a human can move their fingers to solve a Rubik's cube, but there seems to be no limit to the speed of a robot's 'arms'!
German engineer Albert Beer created a robot called Sub1 which set the record for the Fastest robot to solve a Rubik's Cube back in January 2016.
Since then he has continued to work on his design, hoping to make it even faster.
The updated 'Sub1 Reloaded' robot has a new Infineon processor chip and can now solve the famously difficult puzzle in just 0.637 seconds – beating the previous record of 0.887 seconds.
Within a fraction of a second of the robot’s camera senses being lifted, it finds the solution and the six mechanical arms unscramble the puzzle perfectly in 21 moves.
The attempt took place at the electronica trade fair in Munich, Germany at the end of 2016.
The Fastest time to solve a Rubik’s cube by a person stands at 4.904 seconds, which was achieved by teenager Lucas Etter in November 2015.