High-tech Cocktails From Robotic Bartenders of Prague
A night club in Prague has "installed" a new way of serving drinks to club goers. No more hollering at the bartender over a crowded bar
Two years after becoming the first to try a robot DJ, the five-story Karlovy Lazne Music Club has gone a step further with the launch of a robotic bartender to mix up cocktails.
“I love it. I’ve never seen anything like it, and that has blown my mind. I didn’t even know that was a thing. That’s amazing, amazing,” Jimi Mekowski, a nightclub patron from Australia said. “And it tastes really good!”
“This robot can also manage more complicated cocktails like for example a mojito where a more complicated preparation is necessary. The robot can cut limes, pour out sugar, crush ice and mix it all together into a cocktail,” Bar Manager Tomas Tulis said.
While the electronic DJ keeps the music going on the first floor, thirsty clubbers can use touchscreen terminals to order from a list of 16 mixed drinks, which is expected to grow to 50 in future.
The bartender – two robotic pincher arms, modeled after those used in car factories – stands on a small stage in a corner of the room, below a mass of liquor bottles, and can churn out 80 drinks an hour.
“It’s really funny to see how it is processed and it tastes really good. Really enjoy it,” Tillo Gatscher, a nightclub patron from Germany said.
As the quantities served by a robot are pre-programmed, revelers no longer need to worry about being ripped off with a weak drink. At least not unless the programmer’s a sly one.