TASBot has been around for a number of years, destroying games efficiently and quickly. While many are impressed with TASBot's actions, others claim that TASBot's amazing feats are aided by ROM hacks or other nefarious methods. That's why the team behind TASBot set out to create a successor that doesn't plug into a console's controller port. This new creation interacts directly with the same input methods a gamer would use.
MASHBot (the Machine-Assisted Speedrun Hardware robot) can operate completely on its own, interacting with a DS/3DS touchscreen to play a game just about perfectly. No controller port connections, and no hacked games. MASHBot can play touchscreen DS/3DS games just like you or I, but with precious we could never hope to achieve.