Sunday, July 12
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 so far:

R2Drink2: Your friendly BarMech!
DroneShot: Alcohol from the skies!
N. E. BREE-8: Three Laws Compliant!
Cosmobot: The cosmo-serving rocket ship!
Tipsy Train: LEGO of your inhibitions!
The Tea Engine: Dial in your tea service!

Our Judges:

Doug Dalton (Bourbon & Branch)
Ryan Spurlock (TechShop SF)
Terry Sandin (Special Effects Roboticist)

Cup Bearer to the Court of Prince Robot IV:

MC Kingfish (Hubba Hubba Revue)

And special guest DJ, Dolores Park's own Party-Machine-In-Exile:

Robot Dance Party
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 second annual 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 $6 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:

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

Ryan Spurlock is the general manager of TechShop SF, and an enthusiast of both robots and cocktails.

Terry Sandin is a robot builder and special effects expert known for his work on Hannibal, The Passion of the Christ, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and many others.

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:

As you sample your robotic cocktails, also dance to the musical stylings of Robot Dance Party, San Francisco's own ambulatory sound system, recently perp-walked out of Dolores Park for being just too awesome!