Hobbyists build robot that solves Rubik’s Cube in less than 2 seconds

Jan

26

2016

In November 2015 improved the fourteen-year-old Lucas Etter’s record solving Rubik’s cube. He did it in 4.904 seconds. A Lego machine with a Galaxy S4 could in 3.253 seconds. Now, two engineers built a robot that gets in 1.019 seconds apart.

In the video, the robot knows the first puzzle to solve in 1.196 seconds, then at 1,152, then 1,047 and finally in 1.019 seconds. The robot is made up of six stepper motors, 3d-printed frames, and four USB webcams that are all connected to a PC. The stepper motors are powered by an Atmel Arduino board.

Furthermore, the Linux PC using Python in a written application based on Kociemba’s Cube Explorer algorithm. The Rubik’s cube itself is somewhat edited with four holes that are drilled in the center of each of the six sides. The holes are necessary to allow the robot to be able to rotate the cube.

To prove that the computer does not actually “see” how the cube looks like before the program starts, a camera is covered with a white sheet. The robot like the creators Jay Flatland and Paul Rose compete for the world record which still officially named state of the Lego-machine Galaxy S4 combination.

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