Leave it to the Japanese to create a robot that has a 100% winning percentage at Rock-Paper-Scissors. Scientists at the Ishikawa Oku Laboratory have created a robot arm with sensors that react so quickly, it knows how your hand is going to move and will throw the defeating gesture every single time. Here’s what they said about it:
This technology is one example that show a possibility of cooperation control within a few miliseconds. And this technology can be applied to motion support of human beings and cooperation work between human beings and robots etc. without time delay.
You know, it really does sound awesome and all, but it all starts with fun and games and then the Singularity happens, and well… it’s Rock-Paper-Armageddon.