This Scrabble-Playing Robot is a Sore Loser. Best Move: Hurling Insults at Opponents
Like many Scrabble players, Victor tends to blame bad luck when he loses. "Sometimes, I hate this game," says Victor, a Scrabble-playing robot created by students under the supervision of Reid Simmons, a robotics professor at Carnegie Mellon University here. Victor's secret is that he talks a better game than he plays. He is a champion trash talker. A typical put-down: "Since you're human, I guess you think that's a pretty good move."