[next] [prev] [up] Date: Fri, 12 May 95 09:58:43 -0400
[next] [prev] [up] From: [unknown name] <SCHMIDTG@beast.cle.ab.com >
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At the IPC show, a trade show for industrial controls held in Detroit this
week, Kawasaki had a Rubik's cube solving robot. The robot has two arms and
hands and a video camera. The robot is handed a scrambled cube, orients the
cube in front of the camera until it has seen enough faces to deduce the
current state of the cube; displays the number of moves required for its
solution; and then solves the cube using both hands (grippers). The robot
is capable of manipulating the entire cube using only its hands, without
relying on anything else such as a flat surface. Unfortunately, I missed
the show so this information was obtained second hand.

-- Greg

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