Found: This robot solves a Rubik's Cube in the blink of an eye

Shawn Knight

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I’ve never been any good at solving a Rubik’s Cube but I do know some people that are. During my last trip to cover the Consumer Electronics Show, I set up an impromptu face-off between the two gurus. It lasted...

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TomSEA

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Wow. I know it's simple algorithms to figure it out, but that's still pretty impressive.
 

p51d007

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The video didn't really show you the 4-5 minute setup. They sat it in front of a camera that took shots of all 6 sides first, which told the computer which motor to turn a certain way, but still pretty neat.
 

Camikazi

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The video didn't really show you the 4-5 minute setup. They sat it in front of a camera that took shots of all 6 sides first, which told the computer which motor to turn a certain way, but still pretty neat.
It's the same thing that humans do we just do it faster but the robot can apply that solution faster. Give it time and robots will process images fast enough to do this faster than we can.
 

cliffordcooley

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I've solved a few but never really comprehended the third layer sequences. All I could do was follow the sequences and hope for the best. lol

I'm going to question if the cube was actually solved or if the robot simply reversed the process of scrambling the cube. I would need to see them personally scramble a cube and then have the robot solve it.