This Robot Never Loses At Rock, Paper, Scissors Because It’s A Damn Cheater

This Robot Never Loses At Rock, Paper, Scissors Because It’s A Damn Cheater


Rock, Paper, Scissors

Using a high-speed camera, the position and shape of the human competitor’s hand can be recognised, at which point the robot will play whatever it needs to win. And this all happens in about 1ms. It appears as if the robot is playing fairly. But it’s not. It’s actually blatantly cheating. But in this case that’s a good thing because it shows that man and machines might actually be able to work together very closely one day. Doing construction, exploring the stars, or just roaming the country as conmen. [Ishikawa Oku Laboratory via Automaton]