23-Jun-2016 (Thu) Wherein the robots are coming.

The Third Annual Cocktail Robotics Grand Challenge is coming up in just two and a half weeks, Sunday July 10!

So if you're going to enter your robot, the time is very much nigh.

We have eight entries so far:

  • TARB 2.0: Totally Analog Robotic Bartender!
  • The Assembly Line: Cocktails of the Industrial Revolution!
  • N. E. BREE-8: Three Laws Compliant!
  • Chassis: Shiny and mobile!
  • The Manhattan Project: Turn the crank!
  • Beerbot: It follows...
  • The Tea Engine: Dial in your tea service!
  • The Volcano God: Prepare your sacrifice!

Not all of them have glossy glamour shots, but we do have a few. This is a pretty attractive crew of robots, if you ask me.

Bring a friend and share a miracle.

8 Responses:

  1. KC Crowell says:

    This reminds me, look what I found in my bag the other day!

  2. Pavel Lishin says:

    I have a hard time believing that a Three-Laws compliant robot would willingly serve a human being a toxin.

    • genericus says:

      It operates in that grey area of "...or through inaction cause a human harm."

    • You can't ever tell the robot what it is serving. otherwise...

      Colas cannot be served, because sugars lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, tooth decay and increased mortality.

      Sparkling drinks cannot be served because of increased acidity, leading to tooth decay and increased mortality. And carbon dioxide production increases greenhouses gases, threatening species mortality.

      San Francisco tap water cannot be served, because of the clear immediate health risk it poses in contaminants and fecal matter. And its taste.

      Can't even have a robot run an oxygen bar, because oxygen is flammable.

      Really, pizza delivery robots are a better bet.

  3. Ben says:

    "The Manhattan Project" is an excessively clever name.

  4. Forget bar robots, pizza van robots are the Snow Crash future that we want.

    Order your steaming hot fresh uberautovanclave pizza today!

    "Pizza Gynoid" could be the surprise hit of the summer airwaves.

  5. Steen says:

    Bravo for somehow managing to fit an extremely obscure Front 242 reference into this post.

  6. Grego says:

    Bring back Cosmobot! They deserve a million points for sheer style.

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