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Video: Rubik’s Cube solving robot

The Rubik’s Cube was created in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and architect Ernő Rubik. The current world record for a human solving a 3x3x3 cube is an express 7.08 seconds.
The cube itself consists of 26 miniature cubelets which rotate around a central fixed axle, with the central cubelet on each face acting as a static facade providing structure for the other pieces to fit into and rotate around.