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Robotic Rubik's Cube Solver

Hits: 11701 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Entertainment | Added by: almightybob1
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GRadde
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2567 Posts
Monday, October 17, 2011 1:10:41 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.

RecycleElf
Male, 18-29, Europe
 3632 Posts
Monday, October 17, 2011 1:04:44 PM
was that legoes?

DiePSPolice
Male, 30-39, Western US
 498 Posts
Monday, October 17, 2011 10:52:38 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.

tommy2X4
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3160 Posts
Monday, October 17, 2011 4:48:31 AM
Nice! Now apply your time and effort to cancer and tumors.

beternal
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2038 Posts
Monday, October 17, 2011 4:10:21 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!)

lsdmoe
Male, 40-49, Europe
 68 Posts
Monday, October 17, 2011 4:08:11 AM
Quickly, not fast. Just saying...

Buiadh
Male, 18-29, Europe
 6651 Posts
Monday, October 17, 2011 12:38:08 AM
Wow

xCYBERDYNEx
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 11:33:20 PM
A spectacular waste of time.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 5640 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 10:54:34 PM
The guy who made that is way smarter then me.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24108 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 8:44:15 PM
Not practical... still cool

Batmanners
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4012 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 8:32:46 PM
I just meant that it's not impressive to see a robot do exactly what it's solely programmed for.

bigbangbilly
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 705 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 6:13:10 PM
@LazyMe484 you are forgetting about the latency of data.

RuralNinja
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 521 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 5:42:36 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.

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 5:08:53 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 ... and then design a better cubes.

A pity, it looks like I chose the wrong branch of engineering.

cyborg
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 2799 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 5:04:55 PM
neat

Thonious
Male, 40-49, Western US
 891 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 4:25:10 PM
And it's so practical, too.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 4:12:49 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.

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 3:42:41 PM
That was so awesome that I will break with tradition and say...

I for one welcome our Rubik's Cube solving overlords.

madest
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6455 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 3:40:00 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.

skypirate
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1983 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 3:36:58 PM
now make it out of nothing but legos

Batmanners
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4012 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 3:29:37 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.

dragonlord31
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 33 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 3:29:01 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.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 2:57:41 PM
Link: Robotic Rubik's Cube Solver [Rate Link] - CubeSolver II solves a Rubik's Cube fast! The current human world record is 5.66s.


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