GLASSBORO, NJ (CBS) - Two electrical engineering students at Rowan University have built a robot that solves the Rubik’s Cube puzzle in nearly record time.
Joe Ridgeway, 21, and Zack Grady, 22, had no idea that their school project would go viral on the Internet. The two Rowan electrical engineering students created a Rubik’s Cube-solving robot that they say cracks the puzzle in 15 seconds flat.
“We have this main ram that comes down with a holder that is able to twist the cube. So from this main ram, we are able to twist one to two layers of the cube,” Grady, a senior, explained to KYW Newsradio.
The designing duo has gotten lots of attention for the project, including more than 10,000 views of their video on YouTube. But Zack and Joe say they are not finished yet.
“Our main goal is to break the world record and to be able to hold onto that record for a little while.”
The students hope that their project will inspire others to study engineering.
Reported by Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio 1060.