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Man builds Rubik's Cube that can solve itself


Posted on Thursday, 4 October, 2018 | Comment icon 9 comments

The robotic cube is so easy to solve that you don't even have to do anything. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 theilr
A recently uploaded viral video showcases a robotic Rubik's Cube that can operate entirely autonomously.
The quintessentially 80s brain-teaser, which was invented by Hungarian Erno Rubik, has enjoyed something of a resurgence in recent years with fans of the multi-colored cube competing to achieve the fastest completion time. Some have even figured out how to solve it while blindfolded.

Now YouTube channel Human Controller has uploaded a video showcasing what some might consider to be the ultimate iteration of the iconic puzzle - one that can literally solve itself.

In the footage, a man can be seen scrambling up the sides before setting the cube down on a table where, after a few seconds, it starts to slowly match up the panels all on its own.

While the robotic cube doesn't appear to possess the ability to avoid falling off the edge of the table, it is still seemingly capable of solving itself within the space of only a minute or so.

Not much is known about the video or the device itself, however it is nothing if not impressive.

The footage, which can be viewed below, has already managed to rack up over 450,000 views.


Source: CBC.ca | Comments (9)

Tags: Rubik's Cube

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Stiff on 4 October, 2018, 20:57
Now that is impressive!† It took me forever to work out how to solve these and got it down to 5 mins back in the 80's. I'd struggle to do them again now though as I always get stuck on the bottom tier†
Comment icon #2 Posted by Seti42 on 4 October, 2018, 21:25
That looks cool, but it's obviously just recording the scramble moves, and repeating them backwards. It's not solving anything.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Timothy on 4 October, 2018, 21:27
I was disappointed that it isnít using a more efficient algorithm, was hoping for it to solve in the minimum number of moves. It took 64 quarter moves (I think).† Lol, bit†much, I know.†
Comment icon #4 Posted by Timothy on 4 October, 2018, 21:28
Nope. He turns it far less. Edit: He only turned it ~15 quarter turns.†
Comment icon #5 Posted by Stiff on 4 October, 2018, 21:44
That's exactly what I thought at first too. † Yes. So I guess it really does 'problem solve'. I can't help but think it would be quicker to just reverse the input moves but thinking again... there's no point. It wouldn't be 'solving' anything at all.†
Comment icon #6 Posted by Timothy on 4 October, 2018, 21:48
Yeah exactly, it would just be a bit of a gimmick then. Still cool. Iím guessing they havenít released the 3D printer schematics or the code they used? But donít have time to look.
Comment icon #7 Posted by seanjo on 4 October, 2018, 22:44
If it peels the coloured stickers off and sticks them back on colour coordinated, I'll be impressed.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Jon the frog on 5 October, 2018, 0:29
Bloody goat ! I It's practically scary !
Comment icon #9 Posted by Gecks on 5 October, 2018, 2:08
I used to have a Rubiks cube for dummies. All yellow squares. Now that was my kind of Rubiks cube


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