NEC’s Papero the food tasting robot

by Dhiram Shah

NEC Papero also known as the “health food adviser robot”. The result of research actualized with the combination with the robot technology and pattern recognition technology of the NEC system technology and infrared ray spectroscopic analysis technology of the Hasimoto laboratory. The Papero beams infrared rays of various wave lengths and depending on the absorbency spectrum which is unique for every food item, it determines the taste by comparing the values . It is so accurate that it can distinguish Cheese by it’s brand. The Papero has also been proving himself useful by educating the crowds at the Aichi Expo about the fat and sugar content of the various items to cross his electronic palate. Via – NEC

The robert arm with the Infrared sensor.

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