The ability to discern good wine from bad, name the specific brand from a tiny sip and recommend a complementary cheese would seem to be about as human a skill as there is. In Japan, robots are doing it.
Researchers at NEC System Technologies and Mie University have designed a robot that can taste -- an electromechanical sommelier able to identify dozens of different wines, cheeses and hors d'oeuvres.
"There are all kinds of robots out there doing many different things," said Hideo Shimazu, director of the NEC System Technology Research Laboratory and a joint-leader of the robot project. "But we decided to focus on wine because that seemed like a real challenge."
Stats for Robot With A 'Nose' For Good Wine
Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 3,731 clicks in 507 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Robot With A 'Nose' For Good Wine
Related: 60 examples / 46 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55
Comparison Set: 22 similar articles, including: dirty water artwork, collaborative design platforms, and review-rewarding dress stores.
Robot With A 'Nose' For Good Wine
More Stats +/-
Collaborative Design Platforms
Dirty Water Artwork
Review-Rewarding Dress Stores
Wilderness Bike Bells