Rubik’s robot that solves puzzles in 0.38 seconds

Ben Katz

A robot that can solve a Rubik’s cube puzzle in 0.38 seconds has been developed by two researchers in the united states.

The current world record is 0.637 seconds, which was set by the German engineer Albert Beer and his robot Sub1 Reloaded.

The researchers realized that they could solve the cube faster by using a different type of motor in their robot.

Have suggested the device could be modified to go faster, but said he had “lost interest” for the optimization of the device.

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Ben Katz, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has collaborated with Jared Charles to create the robot.

“We have noticed that all of the fast Rubik’s Cube solvers have been using the stepper motors, and we thought we could do better, if we used the best engines,” said Mr. Charles, in a blog post.

Mr. Katz said in his blog the 0.38 seconds including image capture and calculation time, as well as actually move the cube.”

Their contraption used two PlayStation Eye cameras of the old PS3 console to identify the configuration of the cube.

However, errors that often resulted in a cube to be destroyed.

Ben Katz

In addition, the system had difficulty identifying the difference between the red and orange side of the cube, so the researchers have scribbled on the orange sides with a black marker pen.

The engines took about 10 milliseconds to turn a side of the cube, with every move of approximately 15 milliseconds in total.

Mr. Katz has suggested, the machine could be refined, but he described the process as “time”.

“For the moment, Jared and I lost interest in the game, tuning game, but we may go back to it, finally, and shave off another 100 milliseconds or so,” he wrote.

The current record is held by Mr Beer has been recognized by the Guinness book of World Records in 2017.