Bots and booze: The automated bar of the 'future'

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Jon Turi
May 12, 2015 12:20 PM
Bots and booze: The automated bar of the 'future'

Hard manual labor isn't the only task mankind's assigned to robots; they've also been known to make a drink on occasion. Since the '50s, we've had machines of one type or another that were ready to pour us a cold one, and as the technology developed, so have their skills behind the bar. Nimble, intelligent drink-mixing robots, however, are far from cheap and the trajectory of anthropomorphic models has been erratic. To figure out where our future lies, we take a look back at some of the mechanical mixologists that have served us over the years.

Gallery: Of robots and booze | 11 Photos

  • To protect and serve
  • Mixing it up
  • DIY
  • Shake it up
  • Cocktail kiosk
  • Boozy appliance
  • Cheers!
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Bots and booze: The automated bar of the 'future'