|Can you imagine a world in which a little robot tells you what wines you like, where to find them and whether a specific bottle will satisfy you even before you have opened it? Well that world may not be that far off.
Researchers in Japan have built a robot that uses laser sensor to fire infrared light through a bottle and determine the varietal, type and quality of wine.
Currently, the wine-bot can only differentiate between just a few dozen varieties however the inventors believe that in the future the robot can be personalised to alert a customer to the wines they prefer, and to recommend new varieties that they might like to try. Read about Robo-Sommeliers’ on the BBC website.