Bartending Robots come of age...
fnbworld bureau/New Delhi
Are Bartenders' days
numbered? Bartending has just got a booster of
sorts as British and Japanese researchers have
developed a robot that may give bartenders a run
for their money. And soon.
The robot called Mr. Asahi can pull pints, pour drinks and open bottles at high speed without asking for orders to be repeated, says an ANI report. It has been named after the Japanese beer company Asahi, that is looking after it on its US tour these days.
Mr. Asahi's creators used the latest robotic technology to make it, and it took eight engineers and 200 man-hours to assemble. The robot's movements involve animatronics, usually used in film special effects, with compressed air controlled and regulated through valves and switching mechanisms.
Hardware concealed under Mr. Asahi's revolving bar top drives him and a barrel of beer, meaning that the robot weighs a quarter of a ton. Its makers claim that it can consistently serve people in less than two minutes.