Solving the Rubik’s cube isn’t an easy task for an average human, but if humans can’t solve the Rubik’s cube, this latest technology robot might be able to offer you some help and at a decent pace too.
The fastest record for humans in solving a Rubik’s cube is less than 10 seconds, but robots have set a new record for themselves when it comes to doing the same job. Students from Swinburne University of Technology have created a robot that can solve Rubik’s cube in seconds – less than 11 seconds to be exact. This puzzle solving robot is called Ruby, and it can solve any randomized cube in 10.69 seconds. Before Ruby starts solving the cube, it uses a webcam to scan the cube, and then it uses a software algorithm to determine the moves that will solve the puzzle. Currently, the record for fastest solving of the Rubik’s cube goes to Feliks Zemdegs who has managed to solve it in 6.24 seconds.
As for Ruby the robot, it will be shown at Swinburne’s Open Day on August 21, so public will be able to see him live in action.