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October 13, 2006

RuBot II – The Rubik’s cube solving robot

at 5:51 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Toy Hacks


Pete Redmond from Mechatrons has created a robot that can solve the Rubik’s Cube. Many robots have done this in the past but this robot does it in a human fashion!

“This is the new version of RuBot by Pete Redmond from Dublin, Ireland. It’s very different to the prototype but it has to be the coolest looking robot solver ever. There are cameras in the eyes of the head that scan the cube before the pneumatic arms solve it. It usually solves the Cube in a max of about 50 seconds (not including the scan) no matter how much it is mixed up.
The solving algorithm is taken care of by Herbert Kociemba’s Cube Explorer software and usually solves the cube in a maximum of about 20 moves. In this video, the cube wasn’t mixed up too hard so RuBot was able to find the optimum solution.
Thanks to all of those who think it is too good to be true. That is a real compliment!”

Via: Make