Watch a robot solve a Rubiks Cube in 0.637 seconds

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  1. Nice, but didn't take very many moves to solve, likely not really "scrambled" much at all.

    It would be interesting to let it run from random number generated output for a few minutes to get it really scrambled, then see how long it took to solve.

  2. Just imagine how much more respect America could have right now if you'd elected this thing as your president

  3. ACE says:

    Also the 'bot is able to turn both the top and bottom (or left and right) faces simultaneously, while holding the center still, combining two moves into one in a way that would be difficult for a human being to achieve.

    In the early days of cube mathematics, two camps emerged on how to measure the difficulty of a position. West coast and Stanford mathematicians, free thinkers all, tended to prefer the half-turn metric,where any twist of any face, whether 90 degrees, 180 degrees, or 270 degrees counted as a single move. The east coast crowd, including MIT, tended to prefer the rigor of the quarter-turn metric, where a half-turn counted as two moves, since of course it could be accomplished by two consecutive quarter turns.

    And now you know the real East-West war that lead to Tupac's death

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