Friday, July 28, 2006

Wine-tasting robot from Japan

New Scientist reports that at NEC's System Technologies laboratory and Mie University scientists developed a bot that "can correctly identify the unique organic components of 30 popular wines within 30 seconds" by infrared-scanning a sample, identifying the wavelengths that got absorbed.

Aimed at battling wine-fraud the researchers say the number of wines recognized by the wine-bot will be increased before commercialisation of the device ...
so for the time being ingesting alcoholic beverages stays a human domain (mostly).

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