“A robotic hand designed by scientists at the University of Tokyo, Japan, will beat a person at rock-paper-scissors every single time, says The Daily Telegraph. “Rather than any magic or mathematical algorithm, the robotic hand in fact cheats its way to victory by ‘seeing’ which of the three hand-shapes its human rival is about to choose before making the form of rock, scissor or paper accordingly. Using advanced motion-sensing technology, the robot’s analysis is so quick as to be imperceptible to the human eye. ”
I couldn’t resist this one (as the name of my company is Rock.Paper.Scissors Inc.).
Cheating? Magic? Boring? Best thing ever?
Depends on your perspective.
(Hmmm, wonder if robots have perspectives.)