I often associate some of my favorite cocktails with particular bartenders and locales. I know who makes the best Corpse Reviver, where to get the perfect Old Fashioned and the best piano bar to soothe my urge for a fruity martini. But what if my drink was made by a robot? Would I be able to tell?
That's the question BarBot aims to answer. Makers from around the world will be converging on San Francisco this weekend where you can try concoctions from over a dozen drink swilling robots. All the BarBots are competing for the fame and glory of producing the best, and possibly most ingenious, automated drinking machine.
From their site:
"BarBot is a celebration of cocktail culture and man-machine interface. Get a drink from an actual robot. Chat up a snarky electronic bartender. Listen to some graceful tunes being played by robotic music makers. And, after downing your sixth martini, you can finally admit that it's the geeks who shall inherit the earth. "