Have you ever just given up on a Rubik’s Cube? That’s what Paul Rose did as a kid.
“I was around for the original phase in the early ‘80s, and had a puzzle back then, and messed around with it, and put it down,” says Rose.
When his daughter got one, a few years ago though, Rose cracked the code, and he got pretty fast, for a mortal. He can tackle a scrambled Rubik’s Cube in about a minute and a half.
Now Rose and another enterprising Kansas City programmer have built the world’s fastest Rubik’s Cube-solving robot.