Two-Wheeled Robotic Table Balances Drinks, Segway-Style

Summertime, a cocktail party, stiff drinks -- what's missing? If you're a futuristic type, then the clear answer is: the newest butlerbot.

The Table Robot from Laskmi-Do Corporation wheels itself around on two wimpy but miraculously balanced wheels. The butlerbot made its debut recently at FOOMA Japan, Toyko's biggest food and tech convention. Able to carry up to almost five pounds of whatever's your poison, it obeys a simple remote control for now, but plans are in the works for the butlerbot to home in intelligently on the audible cries of thirsty humans instead.

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