Maybe, if we’re headed for a utopian future where humans and robots live in peaceful co-existence, those robots would serve lots of beer.
That was the loopy idea behind BarBot 2010 last week, where inventors showed off mechanical creations that could mix a stiff Long Island iced tea or serve a cold one.
Some were expectedly silly. But others had a potential business model behind them, with the ability to mix dozens of complicated drinks and relieve packed bar counters. It seems there could be a market for cocktail-mixing or beer vending machines. But they would have to work around alcohol restrictions for minors and the violent nature of humans under intoxication. We’ll see!
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