Robots find new way to suck the fun out of living

A couple of dudes named Ben Katz and Jared Di Carlo “have smashed the previous record for solving the Rubik’s cube robotically. Their machine solved the puzzle in 0.38 seconds—a 40-percent improvement over the previous record of 0.637.”

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Below is the old record from 2016. Slackers.

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This has obvious implications for the future of work. Imagine how many iPhones this thing will be able to crank out in the future.

China’s (robots) got talent

Chinese company WL Intelligent Technology’s Dobi robots have broken a Guinness World Record  for the “most robots dancing simultaneously,” 1,069 of them to be exact.

They beat the previous record of 1,007 dancing robots (?!?) set just last year by Chinese robotics firm Ever Win Company’s QRC-2 Robots.

Lest you think that this was an easy feat, some of the robots fell over while dancing and were not counted in the final tally.

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China is certainly leading the way in both dancing robot technology as well as fun ways to promote a product.