Prepare to watch and be amazed as this robot beats the world record for solving a Rubik’s Cube!
Blink and you’ll miss it, because the record being smashed was 0.637 seconds. This robot can do it in 0.38 seconds!
The entire process lasts from the time the keypress is registered on a computer until the last face is flipped – the motion time is 335 ms, while the rest is computation and image acquisition time.
They claim the Rubik’s Cube robot could work even faster, but it’s a time-consuming process since any error would result in breaking the cube, as seen in the video below.
“For the time being, Jared and I have both lost interest in playing the tuning game, but we might come back to it eventually and shave off another 100 ms or so,” said Ben Katz on his blog.
If you want to know exactly how this robot does it and maybe learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube on your own, Katz’s article will definitely reveal a few tricks.
Curious how fast a human can solve a Rubik’s cube? The humans taking on the challenge are called speedcubers and they can achieve some pretty amazing results.
Here’s Rubik’s cube solved in under 5 seconds: