DailyDirt: Foodie Robots Getting More Distinguishing Palates

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Robots (humanoid or otherwise) don’t really need to eat, but they could help us wetware-based beings eat better — if we design machines to do so. It’s a bit tricky, though, for robots to experience food the way we do. However, machines could help make food safer by identifying contaminants or make foods more consistent in quality by identifying components that are necessary, for instance, to make a fine wine as fine as people think it is. Here are a few bots that might beat humans at a food/drink identification contest someday.

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Anonymous Coward says:

“a robot vision kiosk that can identify a plate of food in a few seconds”

I want one. Then I will not have to explain to my exasperating kids what “that” is for dinner. (If I had a dollar for every time I have been greeted with “what IS THAT?” after a hard hour cooking) And I will not have to guess what my husband made (and is expecting approval for like a lonely puppy).

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