Rock-Paper-Scissors Robot has 100% Win Rate
Tokyo's Ishikawa Oku Laboratory has created a research robot that can play rock-paper-scissors against a human and win 100% of the time. It cheats. The robot uses a high-speed camera to watch its opponent's hand movements, determining its play action after it recognizes the shape of the human's hand. A high-speed motor deploy's the robot's play in less than 20ms. This is actually the second version of the robot, which completes its action at almost the same time as the human hand, which researchers have determined takes a slow 60ms to fully deploy. And here's a good time to remind you of the World RPS Society's official list of the "Great Eight Gambits" in pro rock-paper-scissor play. I favor the Paper Dolls maneuver.