Self-solving Rubik's Cube


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/09/24/self-solving-rubiks-cube.html


#2

Toys that play with themselves- all the pleasure that toys provide, none of the messy humans!


#3

I can’t read the source site and wasn’t paying close enough attention to the video, but I’m assuming it just plays back the scramble moves in reverse? Still pretty clever though.


#4

It does not appear to be doing that. Watching the second video, the cube takes more moves to get back to solved than were initially made and in a different sequence. It looks to be “aware” of its state and solves algorithmically, though perhaps not efficiently, from there.


#5

quark-but-why


#6

At long last, we have been made obsolete.


#7

Possible marketing line for first AI driven sex doll.


#8

Oh, but the anticipated demand for automatic Rubik’s Cube operators…


#9

They don’t yet scramble themselves


#10

Wait, why isn’t it pulling itself apart after several minutes of faffing about, then reassembling fully solved? That’s how every Rubik’s Cube I’ve ever solved works.


#11

Nice!  


#12

I, for one welcome our new cubic overlords. (Which is to say, I won’t get twisted out of shape by them.)


#13

It did seem to take three times as many moves to solve. I feel like that’s hard than just playing back the moves in reverse, which makes the thing even cooler.


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