Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Watch a robot solve a Rubik's cube in under .5 seconds

Watch a robot solve a Rubik's cube in under .5 seconds

He added that one of the secrets to beating the previous robot's best time was using better motors.

The Rubik's Contraption is built from six Kollmorgen ServoDisc U9-series motors and six custom motor drivers.

"We used the cheapest cube we could find on Amazon Prime because we thought we'd end up destroying many of them, but somehow ended up only going through four cubes and hundreds of solves".

The researchers used another savvy, albeit 'counterintuitive, ' trick that helped them solve the puzzle in record speed.

A video posted to Katz's YouTube channel shows the machine solving a cube in 0.38 seconds. Therefore, the tightened cubes reportedly fared better during their tests and in their record-breaking attempt. "But the tuning process is really time consuming since the debugging needs to be done with the high-speed camera, and the mistakes often break the cube". A new addition to the list is this astonishing robot that can unravel a Rubik's 3D shape in 0.38 seconds. He has been awarded Guinness Book Record for creating such a robot.

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"For the time being, Jared an I have both lost interest in playing the tuning game, but we might come back to it eventually and shave off another 100 ms or so".

Katz gives a thorough rundown of what was involved in making the robot on his blog, just in case you want to try something like this for yourself.

The complexity of the scrambled cube had to meet the standards of the World Cube Association. If the speed recorded in this video is any indication, however, it's clear that the Rubik's Contraption will soon take the throne when it comes to cube speed. "The machine can definitely go faster", Katz said. The record time was set during a 21-move solution. That honour now appears to be in jeopardy, however, as a pair of engineers have demonstrated a new robot that can solve a Rubik's Cube in nearly half that time: A mere 0.38 seconds.

He beat the previous world record holder by just 0.05 seconds.

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