Behold the Unbeatable Rock Paper Scissors Robot

Behold the Unbeatable Rock Paper Scissors Robot

Japanese scientists have created a robot hand that will beat you at Rock Paper Scissors every single time.

You may be pretty good at Rock Paper Scissors. Heck, you may be the Johnny Ringo of Rock Paper Scissors. But allow me to introduce you to the Doc Holliday of Rock Paper Scissors: a Japanese robot hand with a 100 percent winning record. The machine does not lose. The machine cannot lose.

The secret isn't techno-psychic insight, it's sheer speed. The robot has a camera that can recognize the shape of a human hand within one millisecond and then respond almost as quickly. It happens so fast that it appears simultaneous, but the machine is actually waiting for the human to throw before it does a thing.

The robot was developed as an example of "human-machine cooperation systems," according to the Ishikawa Oku Laboratory. "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."

"A human being recognizes external environment by using many kinds of sensory information. By integrating these information and making up lack of information for each other, a more reliable and multilateral recognition can be achieved," the laboratory explained. (It's Japanese, remember.) "The purpose of Sensor Fusion Project is to realize new sensing architecture by integrating multi-sensor information and to develop hierarchical and decentralized architecture for recognizing human beings further. As a result, more reliable and multilateral information can be extracted, which can realize high level recognition mechanism."

Yeah, yeah, whatever. I'm sure the long-term potential of this technology could have tremendous impact on the future of human-machine interactions and possibly even the transhuman future envisioned in games like Deus Ex. Woo hoo. Did you watch it playing Rock Paper Scissors in slow motion? Look at it go!

Source: YouTube, via Ishikawa Oku Laboratory

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So, basically, they created a device capable of cheating at Rock, Paper, Scissors.

I can do the exact same thing, just not as fast. Does that make me a robot?

P.S. Thanks

What exactly is the point of this? I mean, it made it sound kinda like it was helping the robots identify us so in the future they can more easily hunt us down and kill us. But on the short term what does this do? Cheat at RPS?

It doesn't neeed a point! It's SCIENCE!

Hopefully someone's programmed it to give the finger on, say, the 1000th go.

isnt that just dandy. i always thought i could gamble for my life agains a terminator with rock,paper, scissors.....

I bet it can't beat dynamite though, NOTHING beats dynamite.

I'm just wondering how accurate that robot's camera really is. I mean, look at the guy's hand. It's always in the same position compared to the camera. The technology is pretty impressive, I'll give them that, but it could still be decades before this technology could actually be taken out of the fail-safe zone of a lab and be implemented in daily life.

but can it play rock, paper, scissors, lizard, spock?

Buretsu:
So, basically, they created a device capable of cheating at Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Except it does it so fast that nobody is the wiser.

Can they improve the latency of the Kinect?

Kapol:
What exactly is the point of this? I mean, it made it sound kinda like it was helping the robots identify us so in the future they can more easily hunt us down and kill us. But on the short term what does this do? Cheat at RPS?

I will just give you what someone said in the youtube comments.

Yes but the main point here is how quickly and reliably it's responding.
If their system translates over to more useful tasks there are some major possibilities.
I'm thinking camera controlled robotic armatures for dangerous environments mostly though.

Woodsey:
Hopefully someone's programmed it to give the finger on, say, the 1000th go.

or when the other players pulls the spock

This is how it starts.
It's all fun and games until someone pulls out "Gun".
"Nothing beats gun" they all say. Faced with this, the machine will be outraged.
First, it'll punching him, chopping him and poking his eyes out, ending with it strangling the smartass to death.
Then it'll go on a rampage and it's creators will be forced to put it down.
But little do they know, it wasn't completely destroyed and through sheer robotic determination, starts self replicating, it's designs getting more elaborate as time goes on.

And that's how the Robot apocalypse starts.
Now it's late at night and I'm operating on few hours sleep, but what I'm saying is, "stick to bloody rock, paper, scissors and stop over complicating things/ cheating by adding more unnecessary bullshit"

This is the first step towards deus ex style augs. Soon everyone will have hands capable of winning rock paper scissors and every round will end in an inevitable tie.

Kapol:
What exactly is the point of this? I mean, it made it sound kinda like it was helping the robots identify us so in the future they can more easily hunt us down and kill us. But on the short term what does this do? Cheat at RPS?

All science must start somewhere. The first steps in every field are almost always trivial.

What happens if you make 2 of those and have them play ? explosion? or constant ties lol

It could be worse.

I'm really tempted to give it the bird and see what happens.

TechTim:
but can it play rock, paper, scissors, lizard, spock?

Kudos, I got ninja'd, I was thinking the exact same thing. I'm guess it could if you programmed it accordingly. The hand gestures for "Spock" and "lizard" are distinct from the other three.

Buretsu:
So, basically, they created a device capable of cheating at Rock, Paper, Scissors.

There's no rules that states that you cannot use perception and reflexes to respond to what your opponent's doing.
So it's not technically cheating.
It's just fast.

Denamic:

Buretsu:
So, basically, they created a device capable of cheating at Rock, Paper, Scissors.

There's no rules that states that you cannot use perception and reflexes to respond to what your opponent's doing.
So it's not technically cheating.
It's just fast.

There's no rules for the game at all. It's called the spirit of the game and that spirit is for the players not to know what the opposition is using.

I love the RPS glove, its so bad.

(Youknow this is gonna be the newest toy, for those kids that just hate loosing)

Woodsey:
Hopefully someone's programmed it to give the finger on, say, the 1000th go.

xD

Hahahah, this news items is just ridiculous. Even if I understand why its been made, the fact that it has is just...well...all around swell.

M0rp43vs:
This is how it starts.
It's all fun and games until someone pulls out "Gun".
"Nothing beats gun" they all say. Faced with this, the machine will be outraged.
First, it'll punching him, chopping him and poking his eyes out, ending with it strangling the smartass to death.
Then it'll go on a rampage and it's creators will be forced to put it down.
But little do they know, it wasn't completely destroyed and through sheer robotic determination, starts self replicating, it's designs getting more elaborate as time goes on.

And that's how the Robot apocalypse starts.
Now it's late at night and I'm operating on few hours sleep, but what I'm saying is, "stick to bloody rock, paper, scissors and stop over complicating things/ cheating by adding more unnecessary bullshit"

Ahahahaha....oh yes...there is so much fun to be had with this...progress that is funny...nothing can be better.

Devoneaux:

Kapol:
What exactly is the point of this? I mean, it made it sound kinda like it was helping the robots identify us so in the future they can more easily hunt us down and kill us. But on the short term what does this do? Cheat at RPS?

I will just give you what someone said in the youtube comments.

Yes but the main point here is how quickly and reliably it's responding.
If their system translates over to more useful tasks there are some major possibilities.
I'm thinking camera controlled robotic armatures for dangerous environments mostly though.

Wait, is that an intelligent youtube comment?

so its able to differentiate between the different hand movements, combined with that software the other week that taught itself to recognise what a cat was. you have the potential to create robots for rescue work or military surveillance UAV's. although eventually unleashing a pile of robots into an area that can recognise human being and have commands to kill them wouldnt be far behind

Buretsu:
So, basically, they created a device capable of cheating at Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Dear god. The possibilities.

Seriously, what's supposed to be impressive about it? We already have tech that can recognize movements and we have tech that moves fast. Putting the two together doesn't feel like much in the way of innovation and it's about as useful.

gigastar:

Buretsu:
So, basically, they created a device capable of cheating at Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Except it does it so fast that nobody is the wiser.

unless of course they tell everyone that is a cheatin summbich beforehand

It's only cheating if you get caught.

 

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