Sunday, January 2, 2011

Rubik Cube Robot

Rubik cube
A quick search on YouTube for Rubik cube robots will illustrate how many people have devoted their time to solving this puzzle.

There are robots that look like humans that have been designed to solve the Rubik cube puzzle but they seem clunky and awkward in their operation. They do finally solve the puzzle but none of them do it as quickly as Ruby, the brainchild of students at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.

Not only does Ruby solve the Rubik cube puzzle in record time but her design and operation is a beauty to behold. Ruby is also a work of art and a credit to her designers.

YouTube Videos of Rubik cube

You think Ruby is fast solving the Rubik cube puzzle? It is still not as fast as a human. Below is world champion Feliks Zemdegs solving the Rubic cube puzzle in record time of 6.24 seconds! Will robotics ever achieve the blinding dexterity of the human hand?

More Rubik cube videos available on YouTube.

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