Now comes a video, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, of a robot that can play Scrabble. But before you think this 'bot will be creating 8-letter words out of 7 consonants, watch this video. The creators intentionally made a robot that you could beat at the game. Because they're looking more at the robot's ability to interact with humans, rather than beating them at a board game.
Of course, you still should be somewhat good at Scrabble. The robot will probably win if you can only play words like "CAT" or "THE".
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