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Robot-Hand Card Shuffling Challenge

If robots are going to do human jobs, they're going to need to do more than walk, run and do back-flips.
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Robot hand dexterity is still in its infancy. Working towards getting robot hands to do the tricks in the link would: a) go a long way towards developing the art. b) Get a lot of investor attention and c) be a historical technological achievement.

Once a pair of robot hands could do everything these amazingly talented human card manipulators can, we'll have the technology to start applying these fine tuned machines to doing things like surgery or other tasks that need amazing dexterity.

My hope is that by setting the bar so high, new approaches will have to be looked at to get the job done.

ADDENEUM: And where will the yearly conference / competition be held? You guessed it.

doctorremulac3, Dec 02 2018

When robot hands can do this... https://www.youtube...watch?v=njstvj2M0WA
...we'll have made a great leap forward. [doctorremulac3, Dec 02 2018]

polymer robot hand thing https://spectrum.ie...iday-icra-stockholm
about mid way down the page, Polymer-Based Tendon-Driven Wearable Robotic Hand" [beanangel, Dec 02 2018]

Uhh... yea, not quite there yet. https://www.youtube...watch?v=XbjlX_mwLMg
[doctorremulac3, Dec 02 2018]

Ummm, OK, a little closer. Just a little. https://www.youtube...watch?v=ggBxbGQS3A0
[doctorremulac3, Dec 02 2018]

Robochef https://www.youtube...watch?v=p6g3Uk_qLEE
[not_morrison_rm, Dec 02 2018]


       Of course you are right [+]   

       but... I saw a nonrobot card shuffler for about $19.99 once.   

       Get those robot hands down to 19.99!   

       Come to think of it I have seen a drone for about $5.99 Change those rotating wings to blobs of polymer and clever- up the rotators and you might have something like [link] that flies.
beanangel, Dec 02 2018

       Wow B, what an incredible link!   

       I'm struck with two things watching those videos, how far we've come and how far we have to go to get those card manipulations done.
doctorremulac3, Dec 02 2018

       robochef...doesn't do cards,but doesn't go to pieces if the creme brulee goes pear shaped. Link.
not_morrison_rm, Dec 02 2018

       Again, thanks for the link, but look at the automaton vs human comparison. If a human were moving like this you'd assume he had a stroke.   

       I'm wondering if we're going down the wrong path here.
doctorremulac3, Dec 02 2018

       Simply shuffle the cards virtually in memory, and then have the robot print them out in the correct order (ideally face-down if during a game of poker so as not to upset anyone)
zen_tom, Dec 04 2018


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