Scientists at the University of Tokyo (where else?) have invented a rock, paper, scissors robot that always wins. Its high-speed camera and robotic hand can figure out what move you're going to make and then respond before you finish making it.
As Evan Ackerman explains, writing for the IEEE Spectrum's Automaton blog:
It only takes a single millisecond for the robot to recognize what shape your hand is in, and just a few more for it to make the shape that beats you, but it all happens so fast that it's more or less impossible to tell that the robot is waiting until you commit yourself before it makes its move, allowing it to win 100% of the time.
The logical question: Will it be eligible to compete in the U.S. Rock Paper Scissors Championship?
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