A Japanese micromouse robot is able to solve a maze incredibly quickly.
The mouse, designed by Ng Beng Kiat of Singapore, was part of the 31st annual All Japan Micromouse compeition in Tsukuba, Japan. The event was held on over Nov. 19-20.
Ng Beng Kiat is a lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore by day, and his major hobby is tinkering with robotics, and is considered one of the best in competitions like this one.
In a video of the event, he places the moue, Min 7.1, down onto a maze. It then zips straight through the maze in under four seconds, drawing gasps from the crowd. This is one of those things where if you blink you’ll miss it. Even though the performance is incredible, he only took second place, which only makes you wonder how the other entries did.
In addition to the prize for the full-size micromouse robot in that amazing video, Ng Beng Kait also took a second place prize for his half-sized micromouse robot.
With such an amazing performance under his belt, perhaps it’s only a matter of time before one of his robots wins first prize at the competition. For a more whimsical robot, check out our post on a transforming Cup o’Noodles robot. For another fast maze-solving micromouse, check out one this post.