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Do you support the idea of the Gan robot?

Do you support the Gan robot?

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abunickabhi

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Over the last few days, many threads have been posted on GAN's new product, a robot to solve and scramble a 3x3. So to see the cubing community's general overview on the matter, I have made a poll above

My argument is that as it is only compatible with the gan I, it is a pretty pointless idea.

1. Why would a beginner have a gan cube?

2. if Gan continues along this road they will begin to lack support from the cubing community

3. it will probably cost a firtune

4. scrambling a cube doesn't take that long

5. It only supports the Gan I

6. Putting in and taking out the cube would take longer than scrambling it normally

Overall, I think it is a waste of money and time, although if you are extremely rich it could be useful in that you don't have to scramble cubes (or rather cube, very expensive cube). Over time though, I think these robots might be able to replace scramblers if they become cheaper and more available to the public, and become compatible with other cube models and types, such as big cubes, Pyraminx, and megaminx.


You can find the other threads here:
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/gans-new-product-a-scrambler-perhaps.74979/

https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/upcoming-puzzles.68830/
Gan Robot is a step in the right direction.

One potential use case of such cube scrambling/solving robots could be to use them at scrambling stations in future WCA competitions.
https://forum.worldcubeassociation.org/t/robot-scramblers-in-future-wca-competitions
 
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