April 12, 2012 at 3:21 PM ET
Hungry? No problem, there’s a robot to make you breakfast and bake you cookies. But if you want a robot to pour you a beer, we’d advise you not select the model featured in the video below. It appears to have a few too many brews already loaded onto its system.
The video was pointed out to us by the kind folks at Business Insider. While there’s good humor, and some comfort, in a robot that can’t even pour a beer, this is likely a bump in the road to a future where robots do everything from drive us around, rescue us from disasters, and help us age gracefully.
And, true enough, while the robot above appears to have been drinking on the job, there are other machines out there that pour a tasty looking beer, including the one in the video below.
-- Via Business Insider
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