Robot solves Rubik’s Cube in 0.38 secs, breaks world record


The Rubik’s Cube has been tantalising and enchanting people for over 40 years. It was created in 1974 and is the world’s best-selling toy ever.

Its global impact began in 1980 at toy fairs and conferences in London, New York, Paris and Nuremberg. Enthusiastic mathematicians gave the “Magic Cube” its first global stage. Toy specialist Tom Kremer was at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 1979. He saw the power and potential of the Cube and wanted to sell it to the rest of the world.and now a robot has solved a Rubik’s Cube in 0.38 seconds, breaking the current world record time of 0.637 seconds. The robot, created by Ben Katz and Jared Di Carlo from the MIT, used the min2phase algorithm to solve the Cube in 21 moves. The record time included image capture, computation time, and the time required to actually move the cube.


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