Robot cheats at rock-paper-scissors

Robot cheats at rock-paper-scissors

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Robots are not content with taking our jobs. They want to win at our games too. And they are not afraid to cheat to do it. This Japanese robot that specializes in rock, paper, scissors wins 100 percent of its matches. It cheats. Which is just what you would expect from a robot.

The “Janken” robot can recognize its human opponent’s hand shape and counter it within a millisecond. So, it basically sneaks a quick peak at your hand then beats you to it with a winning move.

Is it really cheating from the robot’s perspective though? It is just using the skills it has. Which just happen to be better than yours.