Have you ever thought about to solve the Rubik cube very quickly. We think yes, moreover it has always been your dream, but now it seems that there is a solution, there is an extraordinary and impressive solution. Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ben Katz with his colleague Jared Di Carlo have created a machine that has an opportunity to solve the classic puzzle in just a few seconds. Robot solves it in 0.39 seconds. That is a great results guys. The robot’s record beats Albert Beer’s robot that holds the Guinness World Record for 0.637 seconds. Now let’s see what the little researchers have said:
“The machine can definitely go faster, but the tuning process is really time consuming since debugging needs to be done with the high speed camera,” Katz said in a blog post. “For the time being, Jared and I have both lost interest in playing the tuning game, but we might come back to it eventually and shave off another 100 [milliseconds] or so.”
The pair’s machine used a lot of parts to solve the mystery, but its vision system is perhaps the most astonishing part. They used two PlayStation Eye cameras, the optional peripheral used by Sony’s PS3 for select games, to analyze the cube in split-seconds. The hardware was matched with color detection software that identifies the cube’s colors, which then uses Kociemba’s two-phase algorithm to work out a solution. Approximately 45 milliseconds, the software has read the Rubik cube and passed the correct motor movements to the hardware.
I suggest you to catch this incredible moment watching the video below: