The age-old game of rock, paper scissors has been an addictive game through generations. Folks at the Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory in University of Tokyo have created a Janken robot hand that basically is proficient at this game. The engineers claim that the robot has 100 percent winning rate, and no human can ever beat it. Also Read - Battlegrounds Mobile India gains 5 million downloads as part of early access in just a day
The robot is able to achieve this winning rate by actively sensing the human hand using a high-speed tracking system. “Recognition of human hand can be performed at 1 millisecond with a high-speed vision, and the position and the shape of the human hand are recognized. The wrist joint angle of the robot hand is controlled based on the position of the human hand. The vision recognizes one of rock, paper and scissors based on the shape of the human hand. After that, the robot hand plays one of rock, paper and scissors so as to beat the human being in 1 millisecond,” the laboratory wrote in a blog post. Also Read - PUBG Mobile then vs Battlegrounds Mobile India now: How much has changed since 2018?
The robot hand basically outplays the human hand, no matter how fast the human changes his hands’ position from rock, paper to scissors. Sporadic changes and even rapid movements are recognized by the robot, always ready to trump the human at the game. Also Read - Snapchat Cartoon 3D Style Lens: How to use viral Snapchat filter to turn photos to cartoon
This new developed tech has many use cases and can also be applied to further bridge the gap between human and robot co-operation. Watch the awesome Janek robot annihilate the human at the game of rock, paper and scissors.