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Lego robot solves Rubik’s Cube in 3.6 seconds because MAGIC

Lego World 2014 took place in Copenhagen last week. The event is for Lego lovers of all ages, and features activities from basic brick building to advanced experimentation.

By advanced experimentation, we mean WHAT THE HELL IS THIS MAGIC AND HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?

In case you don’t believe your eyes, here it is in writing: this is a robot that can solve Rubik cubs in 3.6 SECONDS.

At first we didn’t want to find out how it was done, since it’s clearly some type of sorcery. But curiosity got the better of us, and we did some research.

It turns out that the Samsung Galaxy uses a special app to take pictures the Rubik’s Cube’s faces, then calculates the most efficient way to solve the puzzle.

The phone then communicates with the software powering the Lego arms via Bluetooth, and sends it the solution. Boom!

You can watch it in action here:

  • 5:38pm Feb 18, 2014
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