Sunday, September 14
5pm - midnight.
Gen. Adm.: $10 advance;
$12 day of show.
Robot Happy Hour begins at 5pm. Contest judging is at 9:30pm.

Spectators and Victims: buy your advance tickets above. Admission includes two robot drink chips!

Robots and Builders: Sign up at the registration page.

Our Contestants:

The Cocktail Engine: making drinks with punch cards!
Cosmobot: The cosmo-serving rocket ship!
Bar-Letta Bot: Serving Saturns at breakneck speed!
P.I.D.: A Predator-class intoxicant drone!
N. E. BREE-8: Three Laws Compliant!
Tikibot: Making the original Trader Vic Mai Tai!
The Manhattan Project: An explosive combination!
Divino: The miracle of transmogrification!
Bartendro: Smartphone-driven!
P.A.C. 2.0: A robotic Tupac Shakur tribute!
Karen: A dirty girl!
Tipsy Train: LEGO of your inhibitions!
DrawerBot92: Driven by a library card catalog!
Drawn Reciprocation Dingle Arm: Not your grandma's Armatron!

Our Judges:

Carter Gibson (KIXEYE)
Kristine Wagner
Doug Dalton (Bourbon & Branch)

Cup Bearer to the Court of Prince Robot IV:

MC Kingfish (Hubba Hubba Revue)

Spinning chiptunes and lo-fi electronics:

DJ J.A.E. (8bitSF)
Do you have a drink-serving robotic contraption whose powers of automated intoxication must be shared with the world? Have you created a pulsing, apocalyptic juggernaut of booze and steel?

Can it go the distance? Do you think your cocktail robot has a chance at winning the title of Best Robot Bartender?

We at DNA Lounge cordially invite you to bring your cocktail robot to our fine establishment for a night of Robot Happy Hour -- and to enter the first Cocktail Robotics Grand Challenge.

We supply the booze and you bring a robot bartender with whom you'll wow, delight, and intoxicate attendees -- and our panel of celebrity judges.

• First place: $1,000 cash!
• Second place: $700 cash!
• Third place: $300 cash!

Spectators and Victims:

$10 advance, $12 day of show. Admission includes two robot drink chips to spend at any cocktail robot. Additional drink chips will be available for $5 each. Human attendees must be 21 or older.

Robots and Builders:

The contest entry fee is $45 per robot ($20 with a valid student ID). This also includes entry to the event for your build team.

Our Panel of Judges:

Carter Gibson is a tech-obsessed geek who works in the video game industry, heading up Community efforts for KIXEYE's mobile titles.

Kristine Wagner is a scientist working in public health who is dedicating her life to using technology to save lives. She hopes these robots don't kill us all.

Doug Dalton is a craft cocktail expert, and co-owner of popular local watering holes Bourbon and Branch, Rickhouse, Local Edition and Tradition.

Judging will be based on:

Style and Grace: How clever, how dapper is that robot of yours?

Efficiency of Intoxication: Are the drinks it makes good?

Full-Assery: The opposite of halfassery. Does the infernal device actually work, or do you have to stand there tweaking it constantly?

This Will End Badly: Extra consideration will be given for terrible ideas and Mad Science.

But Wait There's More:

The fine cocktail-robot enthusiasts over at Adafruit Industries have generously offered a discount on the parts you'll need to build your robot for this contest! Details are on the registration page.