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June 28, 2012


Rock, Paper, Scissors Robot Cheats, Wins Every Time

(Thanks to Bill Hudgins and Skip Franklin)


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Hello Skynet? Can I surrender now and save everyone a lot of hassles?

Rubber Mallet beats Hard Drive

But can it identify cat pictures?

I was just getting used to Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. Another change?

"They said the wrist joint angel of the robot hand is controlled based on the position of the human hand." But in Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock the devil is in the details.

" ...the robot is capable of cheating faster than a human is capable of seeing. "

Congress, take note.

#: capture; processing; result="rock"; win
#: capture; processing; result="paper"; win
#: capture; processing; result="scissors"; win
#: capture; processing; ... unhandled exception; seg fault; rebooting ... Do you want to start Windows in safe mode?

"I don't get it, Professor. The last image was just a normal "rock" with the middle finger extended. What could have gone wrong?"

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