Thursday, November 09, 2006

Mmm, People!


Robot Identifies Human Flesh As Bacon

Researchers at NEC System technologies and Mie University have designed 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 "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.

And this just in from my Apocalypse bunker: Run for the bloody hills before it's too late.

(via Wired via South Coast Today)

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