Posted By on 8 Mar 2017


The Rubik's cube was devised by Hungarian architect Erno Rubik more than 30 years ago, but he likely never envisioned his puzzle being cracked this quickly. The Guinness World Record has recently confirmed that the Sub1 Reloaded robot is the new world record holder for solving the Rubik’s Cube in just 0.637 seconds. 

We are in 2017, and if we look back at the previous year then we don't have something to cherish regarding technology that hints it was an average year. However, we must admit that 2016 also had some significant tech that changes how we think, like, play and work.

Well, in January this year we have seen Google’s AI defeats human experts in Lip-Reading. A clear sign that robotics and Artificial intelligence are advancing. Well, some critics have to say that such rapid changes can lead to widespread job losses.

In February this year, we have seen Robots manages to beats the Google’s captcha test and makes himself count as human. This news though took the internet by storm.

Here's the video of that.

There's no looking back since recently The Guinness World Record has confirmed that the Sub1 Reloaded robot is the new world record holder for solving the Rubik’s Cube in just 0.637 seconds. This happened at an event organized by a German self-driving chip maker Infineon whose microcontroller helped the robot arrange the sides of the cube in the correct order at the Electronica Trade Fair in Munich, Germany earlier this year. 

German engineer Albert Beer has continued to work on his Sub1 robot since achieving the record for the Fastest robot to solve a Rubik's Cube back in January 2016. 

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"Guinness World Records has spent some time carefully reviewing the evidence, including ensuring that the cube and the pre-scrambling met all WCA standards, before confirming the new record today," the organisation said.

Here are the outcomes of the updated robot.

  • A special 'speed cube' had to be used to reduce friction and time
  • The robot was developed as a metaphor for building digital systems
  • The human record for solving a Rubik's cube is 4.904 seconds
  • The robot took a fraction of a second to analyze the cube and make 21 moves to solve the puzzle.
  • Its time of 0.637 seconds beat the previous world record of 0.887 seconds, set by an earlier prototype of the same machine.

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.

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