Wine Loving Robot Scores World Record

December 18, 2007


The Tasting Robot, designed by NEC, has scored a 2008 Guinness World Record as the first robot sommelier (wine steward). The cute little bastard can "accurately assess a wine's type and ingredients by simply holding a sensor over the bottle". But he doesn't stop there, he can do the same thing for a lot of fruits and cheeses as well. Because let's face it, apples and bananas are often hard to differentiate. I was skeptical so I decided to really put the little guy to the test by tossing him in the cat's litterbox. Sadly the little bastard exploded. However his dying words did sound a lot like “oh shit”, which was correct.

R.I.P. Wine Loving Robot, you'll be missed homey. I'll pour out a little Cabernet Sauvignon in your memory as soon as I can afford a box.

NEC Robot Sommelier cracks open the Guinness records books [dvice]

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