Watch a Nokia N95 smartphone drive this LEGO Speedcubing robot (big sport in the robotics nerd world). Constructed entirely from LEGO parts, it includes a vision system for ascertaining the cube's state while solving a 3x3x3 Rubik's cube from any start position in under 20 seconds, including the initial image capture. Thanks to a passionate, dedicated user base, LEGO has come a long way since introducing the blocks in 1949. They now carry a complete line of robotics devices, including processors, motors, and vision devices. |
Here is a nifty bit of trivia for you: LEGO is an combining of the two Danish words leg and godt, meaning play well.