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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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Ilikelogic
Male, 40-49, Europe
 522 Posts
Monday, March 17, 2014 2:25:14 AM
Sorry for you, carmium and Gerry.

LEGO IS FANTASTIC

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10120 Posts
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:18:43 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

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6374 Posts
Sunday, March 16, 2014 11:56:31 PM
Yeah, Gerry, gays and women just don't get the fascination with Lego.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Sunday, March 16, 2014 10:10:52 PM

yawn

LemonCurry
Male, 40-49, Asia
 981 Posts
Sunday, March 16, 2014 8:08:36 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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