Robots are often seen as the future, they are a fundamental element of science fiction that the vast majority of people think will become a reality in the not too distant future. After all, many manual labor jobs, such as in factories or production lines have already been taken over by robotic machines, displacing plenty of workers. As technology advances and becomes more sophisticated, researchers are looking into ways that robots can be used to help humanity and make our lives easier. That isn’t to say that robots don’t already perform some strange functions already, as the entries in this article demonstrate.
Search and Rescue
This human looking robot is known as Atlas. It was created by the United States Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency with the purpose of aiding in search and rescue missions. Experts believe it will be particularly useful in situations after natural disasters such as earthquakes or in man-made problems such as a chemical or radiation disaster as it can work in those environments without suffering any ill effects.
Beat You At Rock, Paper, Scissors
The Janken Robot is a Japanese invention that can beat anyone at rock, paper, scissors. It uses high speed cameras to capture footage and can then analyze your minute hand movements to predict what you are going to do and so choose the corresponding choice that will beat you. The robot is so good that is has a 100% success rate.