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Lego Robot With A Smartphone Brain [Pic]

Cubestormer 3 is a robot with just one job to solve a scrambled Rubik”s Cube as swiftly as possible. Today, at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, UK, it did the task in an astounding 3.253 seconds, faster than any human or robot in the world. Just look at that thing go.

The third-generation robot was built by co-inventors David Gilday and Mike Dobson for pure, blistering speed. The Samsung Galaxy S4 brain is tricked out with an Exynos octa-core processor, with four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 processors controlling eight Lego Mindstorms actuators. It”s basically the SR-71 Blackbird of Rubik”s Cube bots. Gilday said, “we knew Cubestormer 3 had the potential to beat the existing record but with the robot performing physical operations quicker than the human eye can see there”s always an element of risk.” Yeah. That fast. Watch the video of the record-breaking run right here.
The smartphone brain analyzes the cube”s starting arrangement, then instructs four robot arms to carry out each step needed to get the cube to its solved state. Since the robot uses a speed cube, which allows twisting moves even when the sides aren”t perfectly aligned, the robot hands must be amazingly precise to move so smoothly and quickly. As for the previous robot record, it was held by Cubestormer 2, which clocked in at 5.27 seconds. The world record human solver could only muster a 5.55 second run back in 2013. Clearly, the robot takeover is gaining speed.

Shatters the Rubik”s Cube world record. It did the task in 3.253 seconds, faster than any human or robot in the world.

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Date: 03/16/14 12:34 PM

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  1. Profile photo of ntropy
    ntropy Male 18-29
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    March 15, 2014 at 4:52 pm
    Link: Lego Robot With A Smartphone Brain - Shatters the Rubik`s Cube world record. It did the task in 3.253 seconds, faster than any human or robot in the world.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    March 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm
    Whoa! Super badass! Here`s a clearer video. And here`s a bit more. Wow! Excellent link!
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    ZackDark Male 18-29
    299 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm
    I never get these "solve the cube" challenges. Is the starting arrangement always the same? Is the starting arrangement always the exact same number of perfect twists from the solution?

    I mean, how do they make sure the challenge itself is always at the same level?
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    DFWBrysco Male 40-49
    307 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 5:53 pm
    How incredibly useless - this defeats the purpose of a Rubik`s Cube.

    And WHY did this get a Guinness Worlds Record (thanks for the video links, SmagBoy!)?!? We are now giving them out to machines? Gee, I could probably come up with three or four machines that could take them away from venerated record holders that actually *did* something out of the ordinary to achieve that honor...
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm
    that a robot can solve the cub in 3 seconds doesn`t amaze me, but human being in 5 seconds, that`s really something.
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    another condender
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm
    whoa, there is so much fun stuff to build with lego, i need to look for my old boxes ...

    Lego peneumatic tractor
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36866 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    yawn
  9. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 11:56 pm
    Yeah, Gerry, gays and women just don`t get the fascination with Lego.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    March 17, 2014 at 12:18 am
    Show me a robot which can make coffee and do a bacon sammie and talk on the phone, whilst combing hair and putting a shirt on at the same time
    then I will be impressed
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    Ilikelogic Male 40-49
    550 posts
    March 17, 2014 at 2:25 am
    Sorry for you, carmium and Gerry.

    LEGO IS FANTASTIC

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