Robotic Rubik’s Cube Solver in Action
Feb 3rd, 2010, 8:29 am
As tough as Rubik’s Cubes might be to solve for you, it turns out that all you need to solve a 4×4 cube is some LEGO Mindstorms parts, a mass-market LEGO programmable robotics kit, and a Nokia smartphone from three years ago.
The execution is the tricky part:
The YouTube description is hazy, but according to Make, the bot “uses a Nokia N95 mobile phone that sits in a cradle above the cube, scanning it with its camera and solving the puzzle.”
One patient YouTube commenter counted a solution of just 109 moves in 15 minutes. Remarkable.
Microprocessor company ARM, which posted the video, has a channel well-stocked with other neat robotics videos, so be sure to check them out.
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