ENDNOTE: MIT Robot Solves Rubik’s Cube

2019-May-25

https://kottke.org/19/05/mit-robot-solves-rubiks-cube-in-038-seconds

MIT Robot Solves Rubik’s Cube in 0.38 Seconds
posted by Jason Kottke   May 16, 2019

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A robot built by a pair of engineering students at MIT can solve a Rubik’s Cube in 0.38 seconds (which happens to be 19 minutes and 59.22 seconds shorter than my fastest time):

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While this is an “easy” problem in my mind for a robot, it’s still impressive.

What a great gift to humanity.  Just think of all the cubes being solved.

Obviously, that’s tongue in cheek.

But, it does give one a feel for the speed that a robot can apply to a tough problem for a human without specialized knowledge, training, and skill.

We can relegate all the routine and mundane to the robots and move up the value chain.  At least, until the robots rise up and take over.

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