Engineers at Ishikawa Oku Laboratory at the University of Tokyo have designed a robotic hand that has a 100% Rock-Paper-Scissors winning rate. The robot recognizes the human hand in 1 millisecond with high-speed vision (the position and the shape of the human hand are also determined). The robot hand is then directed to respond with a gesture based on what the human hand does. This all happens within a few milliseconds. For some reason this seems more complex than my own strategy –I always throw rock. The engineers refer to the project as an example of human-machine cooperation systems, but it feels an awful lot like phase one of the robot apocalypse.