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Crazy fast electric robot sets new Rubik’s Cube world record

There’s always something new coming out in the world of robotics, but this time Mitsubishi Electric is catching everyone’s attention. The company’s robot, the TOKUFASTbot, is in the spotlight for a completely different reason than the company you might normally see carefully wiring its motors.

He took on the Rubik’s Cube, but he wasn’t just playing around – he set a new world record.

This isn’t just fast, it’s redefining our idea of ​​what a robot can do. It’s a blend of precision and technology in a way that is, quite frankly, amazing. And it all happened so fast, if you blinked, you probably missed it.

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Revisiting the puzzle phenomenon

Now, the Rubik’s Cube. We’ve all heard of it – the colorful little cube that’s been puzzling us since the ’80s. Fast forward to the early 2000s, and it’s come back into the spotlight, captivating a whole new generation. It’s not just about fitting each side together, it’s how you get there that’s important. Playing requires logic, patience, and dexterous fingers.

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And let’s not forget “speedcubing,” a sort of Olympics for puzzle solvers, where world records are made and broken in the blink of an eye. It’s this thrill that keeps people spinning cubes all over the world.

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Rubik’s Cube (Rubik)

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Record Breaker

The human record for solving a Rubik’s Cube is an astounding 3.13 seconds, set by Max Park in 2023. However, Mitsubishi Electric’s TOKUFASTbot The robot solved the cube in just 0.305 seconds, beating its human competitors. Not only did the feat break the previous robotics record set by an MIT robot in 2018, it also did so in less than the time it takes a human to blink.

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TOKUFAST Bot (Mitsubishi Electric)

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The technology behind the win

The secret to TOKUFASTbot’s success is its rotation mechanism, which allows it to rotate 90 degrees in just 0.9 milliseconds. This incredible speed is made possible by Mitsubishi Electric’s signal-responsive servo motors and cutting-edge color recognition artificial intelligence algorithms. The result is a robot that can evaluate, plan and execute puzzle-solving solutions faster than the eye can see.

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TOKUFAST Bot (Mitsubishi Electric)

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More than just a record breaker

new Guinness World Records While the title “fastest robot that solves a rotating puzzle cube” is an incredible achievement, TOKUFASTbot is more than just a one-trick pony. Its design is made for function, not show. As Yuji Yoshimura, senior general manager of Mitsubishi Electric’s Parts Production Technology Center, points out, the robot’s primary role is to enhance the manufacturing of motors for everyday appliances.

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TOKUFAST Bot (Mitsubishi Electric)

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Important points about the cart

As you know, this record-breaking achievement is not just about a robot solving a puzzle super fast. It shows how far robots and AI have come. Looking to the future, robots currently being developed will revolutionize the game in ways we are only just beginning to realize. While TOKUFASTbot won’t win any beauty contests, it is very impressive for a tech enthusiast like me.

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