Engineering a Machine to Achieve Rubik’s Cube Mastery
These robotic engineers have taken on the most pressing issue facing our world today. No, they’re not working on renewable fuel sources. Perpetual motion? Nah. Missions to mars? That’s kiddie stuff. They’re designing and building a robot to solve a Rubik’s cube in record time. According to recordholders.org, the previous robot record was 2.4 seconds, held by Zackary Gromko. Well, our friends Paul Rose and Jay Flatland crushed that time with a new world record of 0.9 seconds!
Watch the video of the Rubik’s record setting performance!
What about Humans? How fast can they solve a Rubik’s cube?
The current world record by a human is 4.9 seconds, held by Lucas Etter since 2015. He is a super-computer in his own right! We did a similar article several years ago, and Bboth Humans and Robots have come a long way. The old record for humans was 64 seconds, and the old record for robots was 5.27 seconds!
Rubik’s Cube History:
Invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor Erno Rubik, the puzzle was once known as the Magic Cube. The standard configuration is a 6-sided cube (yes, I know all cubes are 6-sided) with a 3×3 colored grid. An internal pivot mechanism enables each face to turn independently. The player mixes up the colors, and attempts to “un-do” the mess they created! To solve, each face must have only one color by moving the sides in the right pattern. Don’t be trying any of that “peel the stickers off” shenanigans!
Check out the CADENAS PARTcommunity 3D Rubik’s Cube!
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