Again, this is just another Japanese masterpiece. A team at the University of Tokyo has developed a janken (rock-paper-scissor) robot that will beat you for every rock-paper-scissor game you play with.
The team has been undertaking their Sensor Fusion Project where robots are taught to learn and identify new sensing architecture by integrating multi-sensor information to understand human beings.
The robot can recognize the position and shape of the human hand and has a winning fidelity of 100% with its high-speed recognition power at 1 millisecond integrated with high-speed vision capability. Any manuever the hand makes, the robot reacts so as to beat the human being in 1 millisecond.
They believe this technology could possibly be used as a motion support of human beings in the future.
[Image and Video Source: Ishikawa Oku Laboratory]