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

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Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   6/4/2013 7:45:50 PM
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Good point about Piano Man, Liz. Nor can I imagine Frank Sinatra singing, "Thanks for the cheer. I hope you didn't mind my bending your...audio sensor."

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   6/5/2013 4:12:23 AM
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Yes, exactly William K. If it isn't broke, don't fix it! Bartenders have been slinging drinks and putting up with customer woes and drunken antics for years. Would a robot be that sensitive?

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William K.   6/5/2013 9:33:46 AM
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Elizabeth, if a robot were to be programmed to be that sensitive, it's response would uually be correct but worthless. Witness microsopht help messages as an indication of what I mean.

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bobjengr   6/22/2013 8:36:14 PM
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 I agree Nancy.  I had rather have a real person tending bar than a 'bot.  Also, who's going to say "hay buddy--you've had one too many". Give me the keys; I'll call you a cab.  One other thing, how about the various quantities of each component for the drinks?  It seems to me the "formula" would have to be one size fits all. Excellent post though. 

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Elizabeth M   6/24/2013 5:14:50 AM
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Thanks, bobjengr. Yes, it seems most (and even I) would tend to agree with you...we'd prefer human bartenders. Though sometimes when it's really busy at a bar I imagine a robot might be more efficient. And even though this robot can tell when a person's had one too many (theoretically), I'm not sure how it could prevent the person from driving home? Unless it grabs them menacingly with its robotic arm and holds them down, which would be a bit scary!

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