Another Step Towards Human Obsolecence

February 17th, 2010 by Dave

So, I found this article and video on Endgadget.

That’s right. Someone built a robot using  LEGO Mindstorm sets and programmed it to solve Rubik’s Cubes.

And it does it in 12 seconds or less. Consistently.

Be honest, how long did it take you to solve a Rubik’s Cube? And without using a screwdriver to pop out a corner block to reassemble it or re-attaching all the labels?

The creative puzzle solving capability displayed here is really impressive. I wonder how hard the programming was. More than likely, a custom program had to be written because I doubt that the packaged Mindstorm program could handle it.

Awesome job to all involved with that.

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