Robot barman debuts at London's Selfridges

02 July 2008
Robot barman debuts at London's Selfridges

The world's first robotic barman is making an appearance today at Selfridges in London, according to Caterersearch sister title http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/07/02/231316/robotic-barman-mr-asahi-serves-drinks-at-selfridges.htm" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">ComputerWeekly.

The brainchild of Japanese beer producer Asahi, the robot dubbed Mr Asahi will be pulling his first pint today.

The robot has been training for six months ahead of appearing at Selfridges, and - according to the technical specification sheet - is capable of serving people in under two minutes, saving the average person 13 minutes at the bar.

200 man hours in development, Mr Asahi is based on a PC which controls and regulates compressed air through various valves and electrical switching mechanisms to provide the animatronics recquired to pull a pint of beer.

Watch Ashai in action here>>

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