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Old 04-14-2011, 02:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
Valerie10
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This is such an amazing story. Its incredible how far technology has taken us.nonetheless, this makes me wonder how great will these technology advancements be in ten years from now?


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Robot Identifies Human Flesh As Bacon | Table Of Malcontents

Robot Identifies Human Flesh As Bacon



Let the robot holocaust commence: robots think we taste like bacon.

Researchers at NEC System technologies and Mie University have designed the cute little guy to the right: a metal man gastronomist, “an electromechanical sommelier”, capable of identifying wines, cheeses, meats and hors d’oeuvres. Upon being given a sample, he will speak up in a childlike voice and identify what he has just been fed. The idea is that wineries can tell if a wine is authentic without even opening the bottle, amongst other more obscure uses…like “tell me what this strange grayish lump at the back of my freezer is/was.”

But when some smart aleck reporter placed his hand in the robot’s omnivorous clanking jaw, he was identified as bacon. A cameraman then tried and was identified as prosciutto.

Absolutely horrifying. Like cows, once robots taste blood, their hunger for human flesh can never be satiated.

Japanese unveil robot wine steward [South Coast Today]
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