The world’s coolest ‘robot bartenders’

15th January, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

The futuristic trend of robot bartenders has dominated headlines over the past year, with the phenomenon spreading across the UK and US. Here are the world’s coolest mixology AIs.

Will demand for so-called robot bartenders really take off?

Will demand for so-called robot bartenders really take off?

Exceptional strides have been made in the realm of bartending technology and gadgets in recent years, but non are more impressive than the so-called “robot bartender”.

As standards in bartending continue to rise, there is a greater need for bartenders to provide quick and attentive customer service. As such, entrepreneurs have tapped into a niche demand for appliances that can aid this process.

Furthermore, as the trend of home-made cocktails increases, such machines allow consumers to easily and accurately create their favourite serves at the touch of a button.

But questions over the relevance of such machines abound, with many critics claiming they detract from the skill of trained mixologists, and produce inferior drinks.

Nevertheless, the past year has seen an influx in robot bartenders, with a number of crowd-funded prototypes launching, the creation of a “bionic bar” on-baord a luxury cruise ship, and even a machine that mixes and then levitates cocktail droplets.

Click through the following pages to discover which are the world’s coolest bartending robots. If you think we’ve missed any out, let us know by leaving a comment below.

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