The University of Copenhagen has created the first ever cheese robot. The device is designed to help cheese companies with quality control and contribute to sustainable food production. Metal tubes illuminating near-infrared light are inserted into the cheese, which send back wavelengths showing the quality of the cheese. Users can see data like fat, carb, and protein content in the cheese, which can dictate flavor. The one-of-a-kind robot is being introduced in dairy production facilities in Denmark to save manufacturing time and ensure high-quality products. If the robot proves to be successful among dairy companies, it can be adapted to test the quality of meat, fruits, and breads in the future.
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