mic_888 · May 10, 2010 at 01:09 pm

Rubiks Cube Solver for Android

Now here’s a pretty cool application: a Rubiks Cube Solver for your Android device.

QBot Android Client is developed by XDA forum member covedesign, and is an algorithm tool that can solve a Rubiks Cube puzzle from images captured on your Android device. QBot accepts manual input of each small cube face but let’s face it, why would you want to do it by hand when you can use the device camera to scan the cube via a well laid out GUI.

Once all six sides of the cube have be captured on your device camera, QBot will with impressive speed, spit out the solution algorithm in text on your screen.  All you have to do is follow the moves until all faces of your cube are the same colour, and voila – solved!

Originally posted by covedesign

QBot can be described best as an advanced artificial intelligent program that with a node-based search can find a solution of a Rubik’s cube.  An average search can find a solution of 21 moves in 200ms.  The fast process is thanks to the powerful search technique implanted in QBot.

QBot is in early alpha, so it hasn’t been released yet, but head to the application thread to view the demo – and be sure to check out the lightning speed with which the guy follows the solution and solves the puzzle!


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mic_888 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news! View mic_888's posts and articles here.
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