Some crazy cocktail fun went on this past week in Vienna. The annual Roboexotica “Festival of Cocktail Robotics” was held, bringing together the best cocktail-making robots the world has to offer. Yes, cocktail-making robots. These robots come in all shapes and sizes, and the majority bares no resemblance to your neighborhood barkeep. For example, the “Epson Bar,” pictured above, is a cocktail “printer.” Using parts from a large scale Epson printer, this robot carefully mixes cocktails from the dozen ingredient “cartridges” it holds.
Another robot, “Chapok,” who resembles the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz talks up the ladies, asking “Hey, you sweet thing, have you ever had a date with a robot?”
Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow, who has been in attendance at several times, rates Roboexotica as just “plain stupendous.”
Print me up a Jack & Coke!