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apresher
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Robot Bartender
apresher   5/31/2013 8:25:17 AM
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Interesting post.  But in the video, I was expecting some spectacular "shaking" segment with the robot.

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far911   5/31/2013 2:59:25 PM
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@apresher - I get what you mean. I myself was expecting fluid smooth robot action like you see in the cartoons. But this is a good start nonetheless. 

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GTOlover   5/31/2013 3:41:07 PM
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Cool, but I won't be leaving a tip anytime soon. Part of the bartender/patron interaction is the need to shmoze with him/her. Then leave a nice tip!



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notarboca   5/31/2013 3:41:19 PM
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This is like 3D printing using beverage ingredients!

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Nancy Golden   5/31/2013 6:07:11 PM
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GTOlover, I agree - actually this is one of the last places I would want to see as a venue for robotic technology. It doesn't make a quality of life improvement by having robots and doesn't warrant the expense. Besides, bartenders are like hairdressers - people want to talk to them. And regarding the argument that a robot can better judge a person's blood alcohol content, if a robot thinks the person has drank too much - how effective is he going to be in talking the person into taking a cab or getting one of his buddies to take him home?

Of course I still go through a checkout line that has a real checker at the grocery store...

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shehan   5/31/2013 7:03:35 PM
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Interesting post, it's nice to see robots spreading across..

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taimoortariq   6/2/2013 2:11:59 PM
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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.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   6/3/2013 5:20:11 AM
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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.

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Elizabeth M   6/3/2013 5:22:21 AM
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I guess the technology just isn't that sophisticated yet! Perhaps they oversold the robot a bit in terms of marketing!

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   6/3/2013 6:04:03 AM
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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.

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