You taste like bacon

Let me be the first to say that I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.


In an early preview of the future of humanity comes this response from robots: you taste like bacon. Don’t forget this when the robots take over the world.

So, apparently the guys at NEC thought it would be cool to make a wine-tasting robot. The robot — pictured above — fires a beam of light into the wine, and then uses an infrared spectrometer to analyze the reflection. It studies the chemical composition of the wine and delivers an instant verdict about how good it is.

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But the NEC guys decided to show off the robot to the media, and that’s when it revealed its morbid secret. As the Associated Press reports:

When a reporter’s hand was placed against the robot’s taste sensor, it was identified as prosciutto. A cameraman was mistaken for bacon.

So beware the robots. They already have determined we are tasty.

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