Where form meets function

The classic Rubik’s Cube is a tantalizing 3-D puzzle that has enchanted people since its introduction in the ’70s, and with the improvement of technology, along with the rise of artificial intelligence, solving the complex puzzle is now as easy as ever.

For an average person, it can take hours or even days, but for a robot, as showcased in the video above, it takes less than a second, or .38 seconds to be exact.

Created by engineering students Ben Katz and Jared Di Carlo, the project uses a set of six motors and two cameras placed in different perspectives. The mechanical contraption is aided with a unique chipboard, thus reading the cube and solving it easily through several algorithms or specific series movements necessary to arrange each piece perfectly in the corresponding colors.

Now, how fast can you solve it?

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Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer
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