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Video: What Do You Call a One-Armed Bartender?

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Rob Spiegel
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Cool robot, nice video
Rob Spiegel   11/19/2012 11:52:43 AM
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That's a pretty good video, Elizabeth. I don't think this robot will beat the simple efficiency of a human bartender. But who knows, maybe a tweak here and there could get the robot in the running. Wisecracks indeed.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   11/19/2012 5:50:16 PM
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Yes, this robot is a bit slow moving, conversationally repetitive and probably would falter in a real-life, busy bar situation. But who knows what future iterations will bring? It's still quite interesting the tasks engineers are programming robots to achieve, especially in the service industry.

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Charles Murray   11/19/2012 7:00:40 PM
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Taken as a whole, all the robots we've seen on the designnews.com site in the past year must say something about where we're heading. This is yet another example of a robot that's not yet ready for prime time, but could be ready in another decade, or even less. There must be a lesson in the importance of education here.

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One armed Robot bartender
William K.   11/20/2012 10:58:45 AM
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The picture shows two arms, so perhaps one is just for show.

But the robot bartender would certainly be an attention-getting gimmick, but probably not cost effective. But as a learning tool it can certainly provide a bit of value. Of course it will also bring home the fact that artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. In that aspect it would be entertaining to read about the problems that it runs into.

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Ann R. Thryft   11/20/2012 11:51:09 AM
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This looks like a fun (and sufficiently complex) application for testing human/robot interactions via AI.

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Cabe Atwell   11/20/2012 2:44:14 PM
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On a busy bar day, perhaps JAMES can do a better job for the masses. I don't know about anyone else, but the combination of a hulking body, small head,  and the billowy pirate shirt makes the bot look quite scary. I can see the robot bartender being simplified by something similar to a beverage vending machine. Insert cup, beverage is mixed, poured, and picked up. Just a thought.

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Re: Cool robot, nice video
robatnorcross   11/20/2012 8:31:18 PM
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The Korean prison guard robots are friendlier looking! But then again the thing is from Germany.

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Elizabeth M   11/21/2012 3:56:28 AM
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Cabe, your point is well taken. I actually thought the robot was a bit scary myself...I am speaking with the company today and will suggest they make some design changes to make JAMES more user friendly, literally! But you're right, perhaps an automated device that's alreaady more recognizable to humans would be a better option.

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Rob Spiegel   11/21/2012 10:03:53 AM
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I agree, Elizabeth, this is interesting. Primitive now, but with tweaking and development, who knows what it might turn into. Early automobiles were nowtmuch of an improvement over the horse and buggy.

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Rob Spiegel   11/21/2012 10:19:09 AM
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Good point, Chuck. The robotic industry keeps throwing unusual -- and often primitive -- motion control functionality at the wall. Some of this is going to gain traction. The auto industry complains about the burden of unionized workers. These days they're turning to suppliers for more and more of the power train development and they're using robots for assembly. In time, automakers may become assembly and marketing companies with the assembly offloaded to robots.

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