Okay so maybe the cute looking little green robot isn’t the Terminator but according to Eric Talmadge; an Associated Press writer, when the little robot isn’t tasting wine it’s deciding what humans taste like. The robot developed by researchers at NEC Systems Technologies to be able to taste and identify dozens of different wines, cheeses and hors d’oeuvres.
As popular as this little wine steward might be on the jetsetting circle the interesting result of this bot’s tasting was when it came to humans. Like when a reporters hand was placed in front of the very expensive left arm which contains the sniffing infrared spectrometer
When a reporter’s hand was placed against the robot’s taste sensor, it was identified as prosciutto. A cameraman was mistaken for bacon.
Lucky for us humans there are no real plans to market the little guy, so we’re safe from being served up for some robot banquet breakfast for a while to come.
[hat tip to Billy and Collision Detection]