Mr. Richard Smoker: Haha, I hope the guys that made this see the Lego video and cry themselves to sleep.
Glockenspiel Hero: ABQGOD: Toquinha: He took way more than 15 seconds to map out the first few movements, plus they used a sticker-less Dayan cube, which is illegal under official World Cube Association regulations (I am not making this up).He should have used multiple cameras to capture all of the sides at once, and placed those cameras inside the solving box or even on the turning rods. Also, there's really nothing special about a rubik solving program anymore. Build a robot that simulates human hand structures and can manipulate a real cube with all it's creaky joints and friction, and I'll be slightly impressed.Humans have 15 seconds to inspect the cube before moving the pieces in tournaments. That seems like a fair rule for a robot as well: there's no reason at all you can't use multiple cameras (or spin the cube automatically) and generate the solution in under that time. Hell, a guy built a lego robot that can do the entire process in about five seconds
Myria: darwinpolice: mrshowrules: For instance, if you force a corner piece to rotate unnaturally, the cube in unsolvable.This, by the way, is one of the best possible ways to troll a nerd.In my experience, this is an ineffective way to troll cubers, because they very quickly figure out that the cube is not in the correct group (as in mathematical group).It's more accurate to say that when you rotate one of the pieces like this, you put the cube into a different group, one where the "solved" position is not a member of the group.
Kuta: That begs the question, what is the hypothetical maximum number of moves to solve a random Rubik's cube?
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