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New robot beats humans in rock, paper, scissors 100% of the time
Electronic Products ^ | 7/4/12 | JEFFREY BAUSCH

Posted on 07/04/2012 9:32:17 AM PDT by null and void

There’s no tricking this bot — it’s too quick to beat

In a move that no doubt brings us one step closer to the day when robots take over the world, developers out of Japan’s Ishikawa Oku Lab (University of Tokyo) have created a robot hand that is able to defeat humans 100% of the time in the game Rock, Paper, Scissors.


Tally up another point for bots everywhere in the ongoing robot vs human battle.

Whether they’re swimming across an ocean, learning how to adjust their grip based on new sensor technology, or flying in formation to construct buildings, there’s something new in the wide world of robotics nearly every day of the week. But what good does this bot actually serve?

According to the folks at Ishikawa, apparently a lot.

You see, the robot uses a high-speed camera to recognize the shape that the human hand is making. How long does it take to recognize the hand movement? All of a millisecond. It then adjusts its hand to counter the human’s choice with the appropriate hand-shaped weaponry to win the match-up. And how long does it take to adjust its hand you ask? Another millisecond.

Two milliseconds. That’s all!


The robot uses a high-speed camera to recognize human hand movement and react instantly.

As a matter of fact, the bot reacts so quickly that humans cannot recognize the fact that it is technically cheating. See for yourself in the video below: the robot looks like it’s playing an honest game and throwing down its hand selection at the same time as its human counterpart.

The reason why the team considers this an important development can be understood in the name they chose to give it: the “human-machine cooperation system” (an odd choice of wording, what with the fact that the thing is technically cheating). They went with this title because the technology is the first to truly demonstrate how a robot and human can interact with one another without there being any time delay.

I’m not entirely sold, though, so what do you think — is this one step forward for the robotics industry, or two steps back?


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I seem to recall a Dr Who episode where the androids attempted rock, paper, scissors and always tied.
1 posted on 07/04/2012 9:32:20 AM PDT by null and void
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To: null and void

Sounds to me like they’ve created a robot that cheats.

Remove its ability to see and the results will be different.


2 posted on 07/04/2012 9:35:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s next.

If we own it, it’s for good.

However if China or some other nation is producing these ... they are our enemy.

Just saying...

I know not many agree (yet) but the world is changing.

Dramatically.


3 posted on 07/04/2012 9:41:35 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: null and void

‘bout time someone got around to inventing this.


4 posted on 07/04/2012 9:44:48 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: null and void

I can flip the bird to you-know-who faster than that robot.


5 posted on 07/04/2012 9:46:58 AM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: cripplecreek

Adapt this technology to an automated machinegun post.


6 posted on 07/04/2012 9:47:42 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: randog

I bet I can beat it!


7 posted on 07/04/2012 9:48:43 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: null and void

How does it work on foot/cockroach/thermonuclear bomb?


8 posted on 07/04/2012 9:49:03 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of LibertyI'm st! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: cripplecreek
Sounds to me like they’ve created a robot that cheats.

Yep, robots have invaded the last bastion of humanity...

9 posted on 07/04/2012 9:50:40 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1260 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: null and void

Yea, but can it play rock, paper, scissors, Spock?


10 posted on 07/04/2012 9:52:47 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

11 posted on 07/04/2012 10:03:24 AM PDT by patriotUSA (Thank you Jesus.)
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To: null and void

Pretty cool until you realize that stock trading “robots” would have cleared thousands of arbitrage transactions in the two milliseconds it took to play one round of RSP.


12 posted on 07/04/2012 10:09:22 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: svcw

Wow I forgot the lizard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2Dwxv-EMTM&feature=topics


13 posted on 07/04/2012 10:10:45 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: null and void

Bfl


14 posted on 07/04/2012 10:15:17 AM PDT by colinhester
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To: null and void

Bfl


15 posted on 07/04/2012 10:16:15 AM PDT by colinhester
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To: svcw

16 posted on 07/04/2012 10:18:00 AM PDT by patriotUSA (Thank you Jesus.)
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To: null and void

Can it beat this one?
I’m thinking of a number between 1 and 10. What is it?


17 posted on 07/04/2012 10:21:43 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: BuffaloJack

69 dude!


18 posted on 07/04/2012 10:23:56 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1260 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: BuffaloJack

7.9652385


19 posted on 07/04/2012 10:30:21 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: cripplecreek
Right, it makes its move after it sees what its opponent plays. Who can't do that?

20 posted on 07/04/2012 10:32:34 AM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: null and void
I got your 'rock, paper, scissors' right here, toaster.


21 posted on 07/04/2012 11:33:16 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: patriotUSA

“paper disproves Spock” LOL


22 posted on 07/04/2012 11:40:55 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: null and void
May I suggest Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock?
23 posted on 07/04/2012 12:00:04 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Farmer Dean

“Adapt this technology to an automated machinegun post.”

Already exist in both Israel and South Korea.

They keep the shot-or-don’t shoot decision under human hands currently, but it can be turned off.


24 posted on 07/04/2012 12:03:26 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: cripplecreek
>”Sounds to me like they’ve created a robot that cheats”<

Robots are Democrats, who knew?

25 posted on 07/04/2012 12:09:00 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Godfathercare, either your Freedom or your Money will be on that Insurance Policy.)
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To: null and void

Oh yeah! Well, let’s play a little rock, paper, scissors, EMP and see who’s still around!


26 posted on 07/04/2012 12:53:47 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: patriotUSA

I love this. Thanks!


27 posted on 07/04/2012 2:11:13 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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What about "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock?"

Mark

28 posted on 07/04/2012 8:27:58 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

Bazinga!!!


29 posted on 07/04/2012 8:37:57 PM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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