Published: March 17, 2014
Two days ago a robot called CubeStormer 3 solved the Rubik's cube in 3.253 seconds at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, UK, in this way breaking the Guinness World Record.
The previous record of 5.27 seconds had been set over two years ago by its predecessor CubeStormer II.
This new version of the robot employs an ARM-powered Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone to analyze the cube and instruct four robotic hands to do the manipulations. ARM processors are also present in the eight Lego Mindstorms EV3 bricks that control the motors.
By ROM Cartridge. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.