Revelers sipped into the future last weekend at BarBot 2013.75. The event, part of Bay Area Science Week, gathered the greatest in cocktail robotics in a basement event space in downtown San Francisco. This recent exhibition spread over two nights to accommodate the crowds. Organizers also recently decided to hold it twice a year, instead of just once; it seems everyone wants a mechanical bartender these days.
The robot bartenders generally fell into two groups: machines that made many drinks with clever mechanisms and algorithms, and machines that made a single drink in the most elaborate way possible. Check out our favorite examples of both ahead.
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Lots o’ Labware
A Vintage Look
The Cat’s Meow