December 24, 2013
Monsieur Robotic Bartender understands your problems, fixes drinks accordingly
Robots were devised to replace men for their complacency, laze, lack of dedication and human weaknesses. This seems to have paid off in the medical sphere and all but where it has really taken a strong hold of our attention is at the bar! Presenting, Monsieur, the untiring and extremely intelligent robotic bartender! Created by Barry Givens, the robot utilizes and Android tablet as its interface and uses an app to take orders for drinks. “We use peristaltic pumps,” Givens explains. “There’s a metering pump, which allows you to pour down to a milliliter of accuracy. We use an ultrasonic sensor to sense if there’s a cup in place or not. The machine would not pour without a cup in place. We use thermoelectric coolers for the refrigeration portion.” The most interesting feature is the artificial intelligence. Given says, “The bartender actually learns you and learns your lifestyle,” he says. “It learns your tastes. It learns your favorite sports teams. It learns when you come home from work. That’s what other robotic bartenders haven’t been able to provide.”
It’s great to have a bartender with who you wouldn’t need to argue or tip. The Monsieur comes in various sizes at prices ranging from $1,500 to $4,000. The robot’s creation was made possible after a successful Kickstarter campaign back in November.
[Via – Cnet]