STORY: It’s just not fair! This robot never loses at Rock, Paper, Scissors. Developed by a lab in Japan, the robot has a built-in high-speed camera and sensors that enable it to recognize the shape its opponents hand is forming one millisecond before it plays its winning hand.
The human eye can’t detect the difference. Scientists hope the gaming champ will provide clues on how to develop robots better equipped for interaction with humans, without needing to be programmed or commanded. One lesson they may take to heart is that no one likes a cheating robot.
By Tara Cleary, Reuters