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USA inventors build robot able to solve Rubik's Cube in 0.38 seconds

USA inventors build robot able to solve Rubik's Cube in 0.38 seconds

Humans may have gotten pretty adept at solving Rubik's Cubes, but as usual, the machines are coming for us! A new addition to the list is this astonishing robot that can unravel a Rubik's 3D shape in 0.38 seconds.

A robot built to solve the classic Rubik's Cube puzzle broke the previous world-record time.

The Rubik's Contraption also uses a pair of PlayStation Eye cameras to analyse and calculate an efficient solution to a mixed-up Rubik's Cube before it ever makes a single move, which helps contribute to its speed.

The robot uses the min2phase algorithm to solve the puzzle, taking the data received by the cameras and converting it into a sequence of moves for the motors to execute. Karz and Di Carlos claim that the robot is actually capable of faster speeds than 0.38 seconds, but that it would require more development and troubleshooting that may not be worth it to shave a few fractions of a second off of this already impressive time. Therefore, the tightened cubes reportedly fared better during their tests and in their record-breaking attempt.

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Hardware hackers Ben Katz and Jared Di Carlo smashed the previous record for solving the Rubik's cube robotically.

'We noticed that all of the fast Rubik's Cube solvers were using stepper motors, and thought that we could do better if we used better motors, ' Di Carlo wrote in a blog post. "But the tuning process is really time consuming since the debugging needs to be done with the high-speed camera, and the mistakes often break the cube". He has been awarded Guinness Book Record for creating such a robot.

"For the time being, Jared and I have both lost interest in playing the tuning game", Katz, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wrote on his blog. Once slowed down to.03 times regular speed, the Rubik's Cube can be seen shattering.


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