My night out with San Francisco's robot bartenders
J Thoendell stashed this in Food
I’ve come to the DNA Lounge in San Francisco for the Cocktail Robotics Grand Challenge, where homemade robots will prepare cocktails of wildly varying quality to the delight and amazement of a few hundred attendees. The robots will be judged in four categories: Style and Grace (how clever and dapper is it); Efficiency of Intoxication (are the drinks any good); Full-Assery (does it work or does the botmaker incessantly tinker); and, my favorite category, This Will End Badly (extra consideration for “terrible ideas and Mad Science”). The judging panel is made up of Carter Wilson from KIXEYE, Kristine Wagner, Cool Science Lady, and Doug Dalton, co-owner of several of my favorite bars in San Francisco.
The DNA Lounge is owned by a Netscape engineer. He loves his technology.
How soon before all the bartenders in the world are replaced by robots?