Japanese Wine-Identifying Robot

The Japanese, ever so robotically inclined, have developed a Robot that analyzes a wine’s chemical composition without having to taste the wine. And good thing too, because nobody likes a drunk robot.

The 2-foot robot has a infrared spectrometer as its right hand, which shoots a beam into the bottle of wine and allows it to analyze the chemical composition instantly. It’s still in the prototype stage, and can only identify a few dozen wines right now. It also has problems when the wine’s been opened and starts to breathe (mix with oxygen).

As of now, the Robot still costs as much as a car. But soon you’ll have your own robo-buddy telling you which ones are worth getting drunk on, and which ones you should give to your friends.

New Robot Can Identify Wines, Cheeses [Red Orbit via The Sporting Life]