These robots are both shaking and stirring the bartending industry
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Accurate up to one millimeter, some of the robot’s moves were modeled after those of a ballet dancer – to make the shaking and the stirring more human-like

Robots clean our floors and build our cars. It was only a matter of time before they started mixing our drinks.

Developed by Makr Shakr, these bartending robots seek to “make you the bartender” according to the company’s website. With the help of an accompanying app, a user can employ any smartphone or tablet to instruct a robot to mix their drink of choice, as well as to create new recipes and share them with friends via social media.

Flaring aside, mixing existing drinks recipes is more science than art, and having a robot do the work for you is not only cooler – it’s also more efficient. It only takes about 30 seconds for a robot to mix your drink (that’s 120 drinks an hour, for the mathematically disinclined), by tapping into dozens of bottles suspended overhead to mix the exact combination of ingredients.

Makr Shakr robots were conceived in MIT and developed in Torino, Italy, by a team of Italian and international engineers. Accurate up to one millimeter, some of the robot’s moves were modeled after those of a ballet dancer – to make the shaking and the stirring more human-like.

The robots debuted aboard Royal Caribean’s ultra-futuristic, billion dollar cruise ship Quantum of the Seas, where a pair of robots serves as the efficient staff of the “bionic bar”; the robots are now available for “purchase and rent” according to the company’s website.

It seems like the only thing these robots can’t do is console you over your latest breakup – but even that’s probably only a matter of time.

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