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Lego Robot Solves Rubik's Cube In 3.253 Seconds

Lego Robot Solves Rubik's Cube In 3.253 Seconds | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

In October of 2011, Mike Dobson and David Gilday’s CubeStormer II robot, built from Lego kits and powered by a Samsung Galaxy S2, set the world record for solving a Rubik’s Cube: 5.27 seconds. That time just narrowly defeated the best ever human time, marking the first time a robot had done so.

Now the two robot builders are at it again. At last weekend’s Big Bang Fair in Birmingham UK, the team brought their next creation: the CubeStormer 3. Again built from Lego mechanical and robotics parts and this time powered by a Samsung Galaxy S4, the robot shattered the record set by the CubeStormer II by solving a Rubik’s Cube in only 3.253 seconds – which is not only faster than the CubeStormer II, but also faster than the fastest human time of 5.55 secondsset by Mats Valk.

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Watch carefully as it is really really fast. Raising the question: will robots have as much fun as we do when we play ?

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Robot Revolution, will machines surpass humans? Fascinating NHK video

Robot Revolution, will machines surpass humans? Fascinating NHK video | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

A fascinating 40 minutes documentary which aired on NHK Saturday May 4th 2013. Titled Robot Revolution: Will machines surpass humans?  Features Honda Asimov, Hubo, Big Dog from Boston Dynamics, Baxter from Rethink Robotics, Nextage and other Humanoids.

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Looks like the book is worth a read too.

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