Rubik's Cube Speed Record

Guinness World Record for solving a Rubik's cube, recording a time of 3.253 seconds.

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+12 1. Gorf commented 10 years ago

Action starts at 11 seconds. The rest of the 45 second video is padding.
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+14 2. blue_alien commented 10 years ago

This was like a Mike Tyson match.
-Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! This is the beginning of round one... And he's knocked out!!! Good night, ladies and gentlemen, this was all for tonight.
(by "he" I mean the other guy)
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+7 3. MindTrick commented 10 years ago

I don't know this for sure, whether "it" does this or not tho, but i get a feeling the visuals are already calculated, and movements programmed before they "set it off". In my opinion, solving a rubiks cube should be from an unviewed "messed up" cube, that's at least how we did it as kids, handed them over to your friend, made them twist it so you couldn't see, and hand it back and then starting the time when handing it over.
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+5 4. dave9191 commented 10 years ago

#3 Solving a rubik cube is easy if you know the procedure / steps to follow. I have no doubt that you can put in any shuffled cube into that robot and it will solve it. It has a camera and the ability to rotate the cube. A little software magic and you're done.
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-5 5. MindTrick commented 10 years ago

Yea, technically and sofware/hardware side, that's why i got curious, how long would that take compared to the robotics and optics etc etc. Just throwing a random cube at it, if you get my view.
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+5 6. Sizzlik (admin) commented 10 years ago

Description from the original vid:

"The ARM-Powered CUBESTORMER 3 robot has smashed the Guinness World Record for solving a Rubik's cube, recording a time of 3.253 seconds at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, UK.

The robot employs an ARM-powered Samsung® Galaxy S4 smartphone powered by a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa application processor to analyze the cube and instruct four robotic hands to do the manipulations. ARM9™ processors also power the eight LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 bricks which perform the motor sequencing and control.

CUBESTORMER 3 was designed, built and programmed by Mike Dobson and David Gilday, creators respectively of CubeStormer and Android Speedcuber and more recently, co-creators of CubeStormer II

The custom app developed for the smartphone uses the phone's camera to capture images of each face of the Rubik's Cube which it processes to determine the scrambled colors.The solution is found using an advanced two-phase algorithm that was originally developed for Speedcuber and then enhanced to make effective use of the dual-core ARM Cortex®-A9 based processor in a Samsung Galaxy SII smartphone powered by an Exynos 5 Dual application processor used in CubeStormer II. Further optimizations were made to take advantage of the eight-core big.LITTLE™ processor configuration in the Exynos 5 Octa application processor featuring four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 processors in the Galaxy S4.

Human speedcubers' solve times only include the physical manipulation of the cube and do not include some time which is allowed to "inspect" the cube beforehand. Times recorded by CUBESTORMER 3 are for the total solve including: image capture, software solution calculation and physical solve."

Plus common sense.. its a Guinness record. The Guinness guy made sure its randomly shuffled.
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+4 7. Cloe commented 10 years ago

#3...what #6 said....
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+3 8. MindTrick commented 10 years ago

Yea, forgive me for raisin a question, i thought it would be possible to ask questions and try to have discussions, but since i see i get downvoted for doing so, i shall stop doing it :)

Thank you for reading #6's answer for me, you must be clever :)

as for you #6, if you think guiness is a source that is considered "common sense" ,you should see how many crazy fucked up rules they make just to twist a new record in their books. And that is why i asked, no need to start insinuating that im not using common sense because im raising a technical question. However, thank you for informing me about a few aspects, thats why i started asking in the first place.
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+3 9. Sizzlik (admin) commented 10 years ago

#8 no way i tried to offend you. I just thought its common sense that when its an official Guinness world record then they make sure its really random (maybe also made 3 trys and this was the best)
I dont know about "crazy fucked up rules" or twisting them for a new record..maybe youre right.
(and just to inform also had upvotes for your comment..just one more negative then positive. And in my opinion it was a reasonable question)
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+1 10. ringmaster commented 10 years ago

Several articles indicate that a very scrambled cube only needs 20 perfect moves to solve.
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0 11. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

#10 It is also hard to scramble a cube so it is 20 moves away from the perfect solution.