Jan 27, 2016, 11:17 AM
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Robot solves Rubik’s Cube in just over one second

Tehran, Jan 27, IRNA - Computer scientists have engineered what they claim is the world’s fastest Rubik’s Cube solving robot , which can master the puzzle in less than two seconds.

Software engineers Jay Flatland and Paul Rose have built a machine that can solve the riddle using just webcams, a special building turning platform and a computer algorithm, the Mirror wrote.

They drilled holes into one square on each side of the cube so that it can fit into the custom-designed machine built mainly of parts from a 3D printer.

Four webcams on each side of the cube are used to determine what moves need to be calculated.

And a computer algorithm coded by the brainy pair determines the different moves needed to complete the puzzle.

The duo are currently applying for a world record for their super machine — but there’s little doubt they’ll flunk it, given the current record for a Rubik’s-solving machine is 3.253 seconds.

In an impressive video, it solves it in 1.196 seconds, 1.152 seconds, 1.047 seconds, and 1.019 seconds.

The current record for a human solving it is 4.904 seconds set by teenager Lucas Etter in the 2015 River Hill Fall competition in Maryland, the US.