Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa Oku Lab have developed an unbeatable rock-paper-scissors robot called “Janken”. This high-tech robot is able to play its hand in just 1-millisecond, and by recognizing the human player’s strategy earlier, it appears to be showing its hand at exactly the same time as its opponent. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Gizmag reports that “the earlier version of the robot, which consists of a high speed vision sensor and a simplistic robot hand, was able to recognize its opponent’s choice of rock, paper, or scissors as their fingers moved into position. However, it took the robot hand another 20 milliseconds to position its own fingers. That minor delay, barely perceptible to the human eye, revealed that the robot was cheating, since it was technically showing its hand after the human had already played his/her hand.”