Infineon: Tech Company Beats Rubik’s Cube Record With Robot (Video)

by: Joseph On  Thursday, November 10, 2016

Infineon Rubik's Cube Robot

We live in scary, turbulent times, and many of us take comfort in the vague notion that technology holds the solutions to all of our problems. Infineon is a manufacturer of semiconductors that gave us all a reason to feel hopeful again yesterday: A robot that can solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than a second.

That’s .637 seconds, to be precise, which naturally leaves any human Rubik’s Cube solvers in the dust—the current human record is a sluggish 4.74 seconds. For those interested in such things, the robotic nerd is a Sub1 high performance robot, and I suppose now it’s only a matter of time before some modern-day John Henry comes along and dies to beat the machine’s Rubik’s Cube record.

You can watch the Infineon Rubik’s Cube robot perform its incredible feat below. And, because I believe in the power of the human spirit, I’ll direct you to a Rubik’s Cube Amazon listing right here where you can order your own and get cracking.

Here’s the video: