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@Ankita Katdare • 14 Mar, 2014
An ARM-powered robot called Cubestormer 3 is getting ready to claim the world record for being the fastest to solve the Rubik's Cube. Developed by two engineers - David Gilday and Mike Dobxon, CubeStormer 3 uses Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone that houses the ARM9 processor to act as its brain. The robot is completely made out of Lego Mindstorms customisable and programmable robot building kits. The feat will happen at the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. The current world record is in the name of 'CUBESTROMER II', which solved a Rubik's Cube in just 5.27 seconds.

The Cubestormer 3 is said to be 3 times faster than its predecessor. The older bot was powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 based Samsung Electronics' Exynos 4 Dual application processor in a Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone. Whereas, the all-new Cubestormer 3 sports an Exynos 5 Octa processor with an eight-core ARM with four Cortex A15 and four Cortex-A7 processors.


It took the duo over 18 months to build the Cubestormer 3. Along with upgraded mechanics, the team integrated a precision independent braking system in the robot that makes it so much faster. Optimization in the core software helped the team in taking advantage of the robot's increased mechanical flexibility as well as its higher computing power. Beyond the Guinness Book of World Records, the robot proves to be a testimony of the possibilities that available technology brings in.

To see the amazing robot in action, take a look here.

And brace yourself as March 15th is coming! It will be fun to see if the bot does indeed achieve the new world record. Stay tuned!
@Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran • 14 Mar, 2014 " solved a
Rubik's Cube in just
5.27 seconds."is just awesome.Its breathtaking to see it in action.Too fast and too furious.
Tech overtakes us in each and every way.
@Ramani Aswath • 20 Mar, 2014 An update . Cubestormer 3 solves Rubik Cube in 3.253 seconds.

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