Useless Machine eventually surrenders

This Useless Machine (previously) has a series of strategies to confound and distract the enemy, but knows when it's time to give up. Jeffrey Kohler:

Useless Box with several additions: buzzer, audio output, motors and wheels, sonar, and a surrender flag.

Lego recreation of the "Most Useless Machine"

YouTube user Invisibules recreated Minsky and Shannon's "Most Useless Machine" (a box with a switch on it; switch it on and a hand emerges from the box and flips the switch to off) using Lego: 'The hardest part was probably getting the flap to operate easily and smoothly, and to open and close at the correct parts of the cycle. — Read the rest