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 Post subject: Bow down before our Robotic Rubik Overloards
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:52 am 
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On your knees meatbags! http://www.break.com/video/robotic-cubes-self-assemble-2524984

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 Post subject: Re: Bow down before our Robotic Rubik Overloards
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:57 am 
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Very interesting.

It opens up a whole world of possibilities.

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 Post subject: Re: Bow down before our Robotic Rubik Overloards
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:49 am 
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Well i for one will be the first to welcome our new cuboid bretherin..so long as they are not k.o.s.... :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Bow down before our Robotic Rubik Overloards
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:30 am 
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Presumably this design concept couldn't be scaled down much, if the angular momentum of the internal flywheels varies with the square of linear scale? Can't remember enough O level physics! :(

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 Post subject: Re: Bow down before our Robotic Rubik Overloards
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:30 am 
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Haha, they are so cool, the way they move almost looks like stop motion animation. I'm currently studying an AI module for my computer science degree (final exam tomorrow :shock: ) so found this especially interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Bow down before our Robotic Rubik Overloards
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I am curious to know if all those jumping moves were intentional. I mean did the cubes go from position A to planned position B? It all looks a bit haphazard but hopefully will lead to that great unmade object- A Rubik's Cube that solves itself with no other structure around it.

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 Post subject: Re: Bow down before our Robotic Rubik Overloards
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Tony Fisher wrote:
I am curious to know if all those jumping moves were intentional. I mean did the cubes go from position A to planned position B? It all looks a bit haphazard but hopefully will lead to that great unmade object- A Rubik's Cube that solves itself with no other structure around it.


I would think this would be fairly achievable with mostly off the shelf technology. Really it would be a modified Rubik's cube, six servo motors and some clever brain in the core along with the power source. I figured someone from MIT would have made this by now as some kind of robotics project.

Edit - actually with one servo motor doing the twisting, and one servo motor controlling a clever transmission, it could be done with two motors.

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 Post subject: Re: Bow down before our Robotic Rubik Overloards
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:38 pm 
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I would especially like to see a *levitated* self-solving 3x3x3. 8-)

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