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10/20/2011 09:25 am ET Updated Dec 20, 2011

CubeStormer II, A Lego Robot, Sets Rubik's Cube Record (VIDEO)

They've beat us in chess, and now comes one more sign that humanity will soon bow before a new mechanical overlord: A robot now holds the record for fastest time to solve Rubik's Cube.

A robot made out of Legos and powered by an android smartphone claimed the title, reports CBS News.

Dubbed CubeStormer II, the robot, which was invented by David Gilday and Mike Dobson, finished the puzzle in 5.352 seconds, notes Gizmodo.

Australian Feliks Zemdegs previously set the Guinness World Record for solving the Rubik's Cube in 5.66 seconds, according to the World Cubics Association.

CubeStormer II relies on a little help from algorithms along with an android app that runs on Samsung Galaxy SII, ARM processors and LEGO Mindstorm NXT kits.

SingularityHub.com mentions CubeStormer II will be unveiled at the semiconductor conference ARM TechCon 2011 next week in Santa Clara.

Until then, why not watch this incredible YouTube video of the lego robot solving the Rubik's Cube.

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