Blow up a balloon and pop it. A three-year-old human — and some younger — do this with no problem. Consider that. And then weigh that preconception against what truly is the exciting state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) today, at least so far as it concerns the ube Goldberg machine.
Researchers at Indiana’s Purdue Society of Professional Engineers team say they’ve exploded the previous World Record — it held the previous record, too — by “flawlessly accomplish(ing) the … task of blowing up and popping a balloon.” In just 300 steps.
This machine is the largest and most powerful Rube Goldberg machine ever, say officials at the World Records Academy.
Thanks for turning us on to this — via @ +Venn Stone, founder of LinuxGameCast