South Coast Today reports that researchers at NEC System technologies and Mie University (on the Eastern coast of Japan, about an hour south of Nagoya) have developed a robot that can taste and identify dozens of different wines, cheeses and hors d’oeuvres.
That’s all fine, but the eagle-eyed editors at Wired, always on the lookout for technology’s potential to turn deadly, picked up on the most interesting part of the story, buried near the bottom:
When a reporter’s hand was placed against the robot’s taste sensor, it was identified as prosciutto. A cameraman was mistaken for bacon.
Once they’ve had a taste of human flesh, you think they’ll be able to stop? And so the robot hellpocalypse begins.