Great Job, Internet!: Innovative cheater uses augmented reality to solve a Rubik’s Cube

In retrospect, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s homicidal cyborg from The Terminator would have been great at solving Rubik’s Cubes, which were cresting in popularity at the time of his first movie. Not that he would have wasted his time on it, the killing of “Sar-uh Conn-uh” being his top priority, but he could easily have made that famous puzzle game his bitch. He would have picked up the cube, studied it from all angles, analyzed it with that Terminator brain of his, and solved it in a matter of seconds. The results might have looked a lot like “Augmented Reality Rubik’s Cube Solving Assistant,” a strange video that recently surfaced on YouTube. In fact, the video is the work of one Martin Španěl, a Czech student who created a puzzle-solving program called Mistr Kostky as his bachelor thesis project at Prague’s Charles University.

Španěl describes Mistr Kostky as …

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