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Robots! Humans replaced by robots in MOTO touchscreen test



Responding to questions of human error, product development group MOTO has a new test of touchscreen phones’ on-screen finger tracking that eliminates the possibility of human error by… eliminating the humans! Bow down before your new robot overlords, puny humans!

Not content to one day rule over us with an iron fist and feed off our body heat, robots have taken over MOTO’s test of the tracking accuracy of popular touchscreen phones. This is a follow up to a test MOTO did in January using their feeble meat hands. Addressing criticisms that human error skewed the results, they did what any scientist would: chopped off their hands and replaced them with cybernetic substitutes set up a robotic test to ensure mechanical precision and consistency. The results are not terribly surprising.

The clear winner in overall performance is the iPhone with very clean lines and minimal waviness. The others don’t come close, though the Nexus One was better along the edges in the human test. Further analysis and predictions for the future are offered on, as well as a comparison of the old human testing vs. the superior robotic test. Video summary below.

Robot Touchscreen Analysis from MOTO Development Group on Vimeo.



  1. SAM

    03/25/2010 at 10:23 am

    Isn’t that Bender from Futurama?
    The kids loved that show.

    “Kill all humans!”

    I’m still waiting for the Star Trek computer you just talk to…

  2. CLC

    03/25/2010 at 5:01 pm

    What if it’s an issue with that particular paint program or some of how the coding plays nice with that particular phone OS?

  3. Chad Essley

    03/25/2010 at 9:20 pm

    I have a nexus one, and this “test” is total BS! I can draw absolutely straight lines every time in multiple apps. Paid subterfuge by Apple? .. donning my tinfoil hat….

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