The fastest human with the most dexterous hands can solve a Rubik’s cube in 4.9 seconds. There’s a few different tricks and strategies puzzlers use to solve a cube that fast. One strategy even claims people can get through any scrambled cube in under 20 moves.
By Matthew Gault | MOTHERBOARD
But robots don’t need tricks, and new machine from German superconductor company Infineon Technologies can blow through a Rubik’s cube in just 0.637 seconds. That’s right, this machine can solve a cube in under a second.
Humans have long tasked robots with the humiliating task of solving a Rubik’s cube and the previous year has seen an unprecedented increase in quick cube solving tech. Back in January, two guys set a the record for a machine-solved cube at 1.047 seconds. A few months later, another machine blew that record away with 0.89 seconds.