A robot has been trained to "taste" food at different stages of the chewing process, to check if it is salty enough .
According to researchers from Cambridge University, the robot may help in automated food preparation.
Already trained to make omelets, the robot "tasted" nine separate dishes of scrambled eggs and tomatoes.
To do this, researchers attached a probe that acts as a saltiness sensor to a robot arm, it was then able to generate taste maps of different dishes, in just a few seconds.
Researchers hope that by doing this robots will be able to experience the difference in the taste of food as it's chewed, and improve its ability to taste.