An industrial engineer in Germany claims to have designed a robot that can solve a scrambled-up Rubik’s Cube in less than one second.
The creator of the robot is Albert Beer. The momentous event occurred on Jan. 23 at a store called Cubikon in Munich, Germany. The robot’s name is Sub1.
“Only 887 milliseconds after the start button had been hit Sub1 broke a historic barrier and finished the last move in new world record time,” Beers writes in the description about a video which he has, of course, posted on YouTube.
It’s a word record, Beers boasts, though his claim still “has to be investigated and approved by Guinness World Records.”
The previous record — by a couple of American software engineers — was 1.047 seconds, according to the Daily Mail.
A Hungarian professor named Ernő Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube in 1974.