Machines are becoming more and more intelligent nowadays – they have already won chess with champions (e.g. the famous Deep Blue match with Gary Kasparov in 1997), they can drive cars themselves and perform complex surgical procedures. Such intelligence, of course, is not synonymous with the ability to think for yourself and awareness, but still respect for technological progress in robotics. Here is another example:
Japanese students from the University of Tokyo have just created an ingenious robo-hand device that is unbeatable in the popular “rock-paper-scissors” game of chance. Well, then is it really that random?
As the authors themselves explain:
In this version (the third in a row) we have implemented the high speed detection systems “1ms Auto Pan-Tilt” and “Lumipen 2” to extend the field of view for the vision system. Thanks to these technologies, the device is able to flawlessly track the movement of a human hand and interpret its shape even when it is in rapid movement. Thanks to this “speed vision” combined with the possibility of instant changes to the machine settings, it is able to achieve 100% efficiency and win every time.
The exact specification of the robot’s operation can be found HERE.
[źródło i animacje: kotaku.com]