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Date: 10/16/11 03:15 PM

23 Responses to Robotic Rubik`s Cube Solver

  1. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    Link: Robotic Rubik`s Cube Solver - CubeSolver II solves a Rubik`s Cube fast! The current human world record is 5.66s.
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    dragonlord31 Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    He pre configured the cube before putting it in the machine. the app was more then likely programmed to do the same moves he did in reverse thus solving the cube.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    I`d be more impressed to see a human do it under 10 seconds, than to see a machine perform the rubix cube algorithms.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    now make it out of nothing but legos
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    madest Male 40-49
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    October 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    That kicks ass. Anybody can solve a Rubik`s cube. It takes a briliant mind to build a Lego robot to do it faster and more efficiently. Great find AB.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    That was so awesome that I will break with tradition and say...

    I for one welcome our Rubik`s Cube solving overlords.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    Here you go Batmanners.

    The human record doesn`t include inspection time, so the person can look around the cube and start solving it in their head before the clock starts, whereas this robot inspects the cube, runs the algorithms and find an efficient solution, and execute it, all in less time.
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    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    October 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    And it`s so practical, too.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    October 16, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    neat
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm
    whereas this robot inspects the cube, runs the algorithms and find an efficient solution, and execute it

    And how much time does that really need to take? If a desktop cpu can calculate the first hundred thousand digits of pi in one second, then solving a rubiks cube is a matter of a few milliseconds.

    I bet they could shave a whole second off their time here just by upgrading the hardware.

    People are creative though. It would be awesome if this was the start of something bigger. If now people built machines to push the solve time even lower. ... down to a point where the strength of the plastic the cube is made from becomes the bottleneck :-P ... and then design a better cubes.

    A pity, it looks like I chose the wrong branch of engineering.
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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    @LazyMe484 If you watch it carefully, roughly the first second is the machine analyzing the cube and solving it. Afterwards, the screen changes to a render of the cube instead of the camera view when it begins rotating it into the solution.
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
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    October 16, 2011 at 6:13 pm
    @LazyMe484 you are forgetting about the latency of data.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:32 pm
    I just meant that it`s not impressive to see a robot do exactly what it`s solely programmed for.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:44 pm
    Not practical... still cool
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    October 16, 2011 at 10:54 pm
    The guy who made that is way smarter then me.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 11:33 pm
    A spectacular waste of time.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:38 am
    Wow
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    lsdmoe Male 40-49
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    October 17, 2011 at 4:08 am
    Quickly, not fast. Just saying...
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 4:10 am
    What IS impressive is that it`s made out of Lego!

    (And please, I can`t be arsed to work out the correct way of saying Lego... I know it`s a company name so if it`s wrong and it`s meant to be Legos or Lego`s or whatever... please jump off a bridge before correcting me!)
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    October 17, 2011 at 4:48 am
    Nice! Now apply your time and effort to cancer and tumors.
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    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 10:52 am
    @beternal: Actually, LEGO is supposed to be all capital letters all the time, and it`s supposed to be used with a noun (like LEGO bricks or LEGO set), not on its own, like "a bunch of legos".

    Nobody does this, though.

    I think they`re trying to protect the brand name from being genericized.
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    was that legoes?
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    >DiePSPolice
    Yes, and Photoshop is supposed to be used with capital letter, and either as reference to the name of the software; not, say, as a verb.

    Nobody does this either.

    I think they`re trying to protect the brand name from being genericized. Both LEGO and Adobe have failed on multiple counts.

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