Tag: Rubik’s Cube

If a Robotic Hand Solves a Rubik’s Cube, Does It Prove Something?

This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. SAN FRANCISCO — Last week, on the third floor of a small building in San Francisco’s Mission District, a woman scrambled the tiles of a Rubik’s Cube and placed it in the […]

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OpenAI teaches a robotic hand to solve a Rubik’s cube

Robots with truly humanlike dexterity are far from becoming reality, but progress accelerated by AI has brought us closer to achieving this vision than ever before. In a research paper published in September, a team of scientists at Google detailed their tests with a robotic hand that enabled it to rotate Baoding balls with minimal […]

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AI researchers test a robot’s dexterity by handing it a Rubik’s cube

Humans can manipulate Rubik’s cubes with relative ease, but robots have historically had a tougher go of it. (A classic 2 x 2 x 2 cube has 3,674,160 internal configurations.) That’s not to suggest there aren’t exceptions to the rule — an MIT invention recently solved a cube in a record-breaking 0.38 seconds — but […]

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