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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Tasting Robot unveiled; Says humans taste like bacon

NEC and Mie University have come out with their much promised robot that tastes food for you and let's you know what it is.

The robot can taste pretty much anything, even that piece of mystery meat that you found in your car, but it is mostly for tasting wines.

When it has identified a wine, the robot speaks up in a childlike voice. It names the brand and adds a comment or two on the taste, such as whether it is a buttery chardonnay or a full-bodied shiraz, and what kind of foods might go well on the side.

Someday it will replace wine reviewers. Then I hope it can taste sweet revenge! BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT IT WILL BE WHEN I SMASH IT WITH A HAMMER!

Japanese unveil robot wine steward