In the article Just Like Mombot Used to Make in today’s Times, robots are delivering snacks, whipping up omelets, preparing octopus balls and making up to 800 bowls of ramen per day (with human staff reporting to them).
I couldn’t help but think that while a snackbot is nice, a drinkbot would be nicer. Unsurprisingly, other thirsty spirits out there share my sentiment. By the time I got to page 2 of the article, I learned about the group, Roboexotica, who hosts festivals where scientists showcase “cocktail robots” as well as “beerbots”, some of whom will not only mix, serve and consume cocktails, but they might also tell jokes and smoke cigarettes.
Just for fun, I went to You Tube to see what would pop up with a “drinkbot” search. No clip on robots is complete without the statement, “Does not compute”.