HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>
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.

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?

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. 

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.

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.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Robot Bartender
Elizabeth M   6/3/2013 6:04:03 AM
NO RATINGS
That's a really good point, Nancy. I think sometimes these technologies are developed to prove certain things in theory and to improve upon other technologies. Like I said before, the James robot bartender the German engineers built was meant to test some aspects of human-robot interaction. But this seems to be more gimmicky, and as you suggest, perhaps not the best use of an investment.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Robot Bartender
Elizabeth M   6/3/2013 5:22:21 AM
NO RATINGS
I guess the technology just isn't that sophisticated yet! Perhaps they oversold the robot a bit in terms of marketing!

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Robot Bartender
Elizabeth M   6/3/2013 5:20:11 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, GTOLover, that's what makes inventions like this a bit off-putting. The whole idea of a bartender is the social-interaction factor. Bartenders are often amateur psychologists! So that makes the idea of being served by one a bit less attractive. The German bartender was meant to be a bit more interactive; in fact, that robot was built to test social interaction between humans and robots.

taimoortariq
User Rank
Gold
Re: Robot Bartender
taimoortariq   6/2/2013 2:11:59 PM
NO RATINGS
I sadly agree with Nancy, rather than utilizing the resources and funds on more important areas for the benefit of people. They are spending these funds on unnecessary wants. 

And somethings are meant to be like they are. Just as we own trimers and all sorts of hair cutting equipment, we still feel the need to go to a barbor. Similarly, bartenders are meant to stay where they are. Its just the order of natural things.

shehan
User Rank
Gold
Re: Robot Bartender
shehan   5/31/2013 7:03:35 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting post, it's nice to see robots spreading across..

<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Taking energy from renewable sources, recycling existing energy, and using components that don’t need much energy at all are becoming critical industrial and consumer design criteria.
Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
Texas Instruments has produced an e-book intended to get you up to snuff on the Industrial Internet of Things.
A South African startup is combining recycled plastic with solar power to give underprivileged school children a stylish schoolbag that also supplies them with light to study by.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
8/13/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/24/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/11/2015 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.
Aug 31 - Sep4, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Writing Portable and Robust Firmware in C
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


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.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service