HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Video: Mobile App-Driven Robot Bartender Makes, Shakes Drinks to Order

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>
Jim_E
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Robot Bartender
Jim_E   6/3/2013 9:53:42 AM
NO RATINGS
I can't say that I'm really impressed, but I am a former robot programmer, so my viewpoint may be a bit jaded.  Looks like they just modpos'ed some motion paths.

But, robots are cool none the less, and absoutely mesmerizing to watch.

Pubudu
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Robot Bartender
Pubudu   6/3/2013 12:35:06 PM
NO RATINGS
True Robot, I also expected to see how it operate through the mobile app


Elizabeth, like to see clear video of this.

Pubudu
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Robot Bartender
Pubudu   6/3/2013 12:44:20 PM
NO RATINGS
Elizabeth, to be very honest personally I would like to see human as a bartender, who talks and smile,

simply to fulfill the need of drink, I feel that the human touch should be there. 

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Robot Bartender
Charles Murray   6/3/2013 8:22:00 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree, Liz. Bartenders have an almost-mythic place in popular culture. Songs have been written about them. Would Frank Sinatra have sung "One for My Baby" to a robot?

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
That robotic bartender
William K.   6/3/2013 10:12:29 PM
NO RATINGS
The robot arms bartender is a marketing gimmick and it will be successful until the novelty wears off. Then it can be reprogrammed to be a robot fry cook, which might be a good application for a robot, i that few interact with the fry cook, and it is a challenge to get things cooked just right. 

Computer bartender machines have been built quite a few times, using various degrees of industrial type hardware, and having a library of hundreds of drinks. Some worked well and most we never heard about after the initial fanfare. The problems are inherent in food and drink handling machinery, tht it must be kept clean, and clean is hard on machines. So they are either dirty or clean and damaged by cleaning, or damaged by the very products that they produce.

Besides all of that, standard industrial robots simply move too fast.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Robot Bartender
Elizabeth M   6/4/2013 4:43:25 AM
NO RATINGS
That's funny, Chuck! No, he most certainly would not. And I doubt Billy Joel would have said "The robot at the bar is a friend of mine..." in "Piano Man," either. :)

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: That robotic bartender
Elizabeth M   6/4/2013 4:54:52 AM
NO RATINGS
Good idea, William K. There already are robot fry cooks in China, I think, and you're right--robots probably work best in situations that don't call for social interaction but rather repetitive movements that can end up being quite boring for a human.

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Robot Bartender
William K.   6/4/2013 8:36:48 AM
NO RATINGS
Elizabeth, I think that Billy Joel would probably have sung " the Droid at the bar is a friend of mine", taking that term from the Star Wars series. "Droid" just sings better, after all.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Robot Bartender
Elizabeth M   6/4/2013 10:37:55 AM
NO RATINGS
Haha, WilliamK...good one! And after that he may have added, "These are not the droids you're looking for." ;) OK, I think this commentary is an increidble digression. So let's leave it at that! Although it all does prove the point that there are some things for which I think robots will never be adequate replacements for humans.

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Robot Bartender
William K.   6/4/2013 7:24:02 PM
NO RATINGS
That was my point, that sometimes newer is not better, but worse.

<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>
Partner Zone
More Blogs
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
Hacking has a long history in the movies, beginning with Tron and War Games and continuing through The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
New manufacturing is changing more than just the plant floor. It's changing how manufacturers do business.
Venture capital guru Steve Vassallo looks for companies that think about design, not just technology for technology's sake.
Design News Webinar Series
9/10/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
9/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Sep 22 - 26, MCU Software Development – A Step-by-Step Guide (Using a Real Eval Board)
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: September 30 - October 2
Sponsored by Altera
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service