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March 19, 2007

Revenge of the rock paper scissors bot!

photo of the rock paper scissors robotic hand

Posting on this blog was a little light last week, and will be light this week too, all because of an email I received a few weeks ago from Mark Allen, the indefatigable head of Los Angeles' Machine Project gallery...

Machine has been challenged to compete in a rock/scissors/paper competition during the last week of March. As usual, the best course of action seems to be building a dangerous and ramshackle mechanism controlled by some basic pattern matching and predictive algorithms. Who wants to help? We could use some programmers, builder types, enthusiasts, and especially someone with some ideas about mechanisms and animatronics. Email if you're interested.

Of course, who could say no to that? With a bit of luck, and a few more sleepless nights, we should have a gear-grindin', AI-thinking, trash-talking, human-crushing, roshambo-winning arm of fury! In Los Angeles? Come cheer us on at Annual Rock Paper Scissors Rumble at The Explx in the Echo Park section of L.A. Full details at partyscammers.com.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at March 19, 2007 12:42 PM