A new video by YouTube user Junya Sakamoto posted over the weekend shows off a homemade robot, created by Sakamoto, that masters the trickiest stages of popular mobile game Puzzles and Dragons (via Kotaku). The four minute video uploaded to Sakamoto's self-titled YouTube channel details the initial creation and design of the robot to the final, tangible realization of the iPhone game-beating device.


Puzzles and Dragons requires users to match colored orbs to defeat monsters, with patterns that get increasingly tricky the further the game progresses. Connected to a laptop, the robot analyzes and predicts the best moves possible in the current level, resulting in high-scoring combos that would be extremely difficult for the game's players to naturally achieve.

In an earlier video (the first of only two on Sakamoto's channel), the robot's creator uses an attached microphone to dictate commands to the device and navigate the iPhone without touching it. Using only voice, the robot unlocks the iPhone, transcribes a note, and even plays a piano app.

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Nunyabinez Avatar
78 months ago
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sailmac Avatar
78 months ago
Speaking of irony; we invented machines to enable more leisure activity for us, and now we can give our leisure activity to machines, too. :D

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Gudi Avatar
78 months ago
+1 for WALL•E
The movie that should have won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2009 but lost to Slumdog Millionaire because unemployed actors hate animated characters.
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69Mustang Avatar
78 months ago
This video brought to you by:
Says guy posting on an internet forum. The irony is not lost on me. :D:p;)

OT: That's pretty cool. Kids today.
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Macwick Avatar
78 months ago
Pffft I created one of these robots too. I just didn't post a YouTube video of it.
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garirry Avatar
78 months ago
Holy crap, that is pretty awesome! The Japanese do amazing stuff once again! :D
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