Rock paper scissors robot
by Jennifer Markert
Five Radical Robots That You’ll Probably Never Need In Your Life
Robotics as an evolving field inspires a lot of excitement and fear into the hearts of people young and old, as the technology holds potential for both wonderful benefits and terrifying disruption.
According to Pew research, 65% of US adults think it would be bad for lifelike robots to, say, become the primary caregivers for the elderly and people in poor health.
But there are plenty of purposes robots can serve that are less of a threat to jobs or the planet — indeed, some are of little use at all, save for entertainment and giggles.
Here are five weird robots you’ll probably never need in your life, but which are pretty rad nonetheless.
2. Rock paper scissors robot
Japanese scientists at the University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa Oku Laboratory developed a bot called Janken that uses high-speed visual recognition and reaction to always win at Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Useless because: You will always lose to this robot, which is bad for self esteem.
Cool because: Used to your advantage against others, you may always get your way.
Janken (rock-paper-scissors) robot with 100% winning rate (human-machine cooperation system)
Ishikawa Oku Laboratory (currently Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory), Department of Information Physics and Computing, Department of Creative Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, whatever and whatever
Janken (rock-paper-scissors) Robot with 100% winning rate
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