Fastest robot to solve a Rubik's cube: Sub1 breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
BERLIN, Germany -- Sub1, a machine created by Germany's Albert Beer has solved the cube in 0.887, breaking the previous Guinness World Records world record of 0.9 seconds and setting the new world record for the Gastest robot to solve a Rubik's cube, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: The famous Rubiks Cube, known for its many colors and mind-stretching complexity, was solved in 0.887 seconds by a machine called Sub1. It took Beer's machine just 20 moves to solve a Rubik's Cube that had been scrambled by a computer algorithm. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest Rubik's Cube mosaic measures 277.18 m² (2,983.54 ft²) and was created by Josh Chalom (USA) and unveiled at One Central Macau, China on 7 December 2012.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest order magic cube; it is 17x17x17 cubes large and consists of 1,539 parts. It was created by Oskar van Deventer (Netherlands) and was presented at the New York Puzzle Party Symposium in New York, USA, on 12 February 2011. A classic rubiks cube is 3x3x3 cubes large.
The previous Guinness World Records world record was set just weeks ago by a robot created by software developers Paul Rose and Jay Flatland of Kansas City, U.S., who built the robot as a hobby.
Sub1 was created by Albert Beer of Germany and his robot's record time is far faster than the fastest time for a human to solve the cube, that being 4.904 seconds by teenager Lucas Etter.