It’s generally assumed that robots will eventually take over all jobs currently staffed by humans. But tending bar could be one of the hold outs, if this Social Drink Machine is any indication. It lets patrons place orders through a combination of social media, mobile apps and QR codes, but in this case the whole is unfortunately not greater than the sum of its parts.
As a way to lure people to a booth at a trade show it’s probably very effective. But as a demonstration of what the future of mixology could look like, it’s a grim prediction. It certainly works as advertised, but it’s so slow there’d be a line out the door in no time. And unless you want to state your woes in the form of a QR code, it doesn’t have a sympathetic ear for your troubles. [Robofun – Create]