If you thought Watson’s “Jeopardy” victory over mankind was painful, check this out. A manufacturing robot wipes the floor with us humans in the popular iPhone game “1to50.”
The Adept Quattro robot takes just 6.6 seconds to complete the game, which requires that you press the numbers 1 through 50 in succession. This is harder than you think, like playing a less complicated, faster version of Sudoku. Quattro now tops the leaderboards, obviously.
The robot was specifically designed for high-speed applications in packaging, manufacturing, assembly, and material handling, so it’s supposed to be a quick draw. It has four arms and advanced control algorithms that give it precise, smooth control, according to manufacturer Adept.
Watch and weep, humans.
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