If you are among the players sick of pounding the pavements playing Pokemon Go – only to catch yet another Zubat – you may soon be able to outsource your gaming to a robot.
An impressive machine dubbed ‘Baxter’ has been caught on camera seemingly catching a Pokemon.
While the video clip doesn’t show the whole process, it does include the friendly-looking machine holding a phone showing the game, with its ‘hand’ aloft and the capturing of a Spearow Pokemon.
The footage was shared on Twitter by technologist Lath Carlson, Executive Director of the Living Computer Museum in Seattle.
The talented robot, Baxter, was originally built to perform monotonous tasks in a factory, including line loading, packing and handling materials.
It’s used in warehouses in the US, for example, to perform repetitive actions and free human workers up for more skilled and creative tasks.
But one of the robots was taught to use the game, Popular Science reported.
However, it noted the robot is designed to stand still in one place, making it unsuitable for hunting the streets for elusive Pokemon.
It is also unclear from the footage whether the robot can accurately throw a Pokeball with its claw-like metal ‘hands’ – so a bit of human assistance may have been use to catch the virtual monster.
The game, which sees players cruising their neighbourhood to collect virtual monsters in the real world was only released on 6 July, but has already been installed on more Android devices than Tinder and may soon overtake Twitter in terms of the number of active users.
[Source:- Mail Online]