Sure, your local bartender may excel at generous pours and witty banter, but can he work around the clock, remember every cocktail he’s ever made, and store your favorite tunes in a microchip implanted in his brain?
At the pariSoma Innovation Loft in San Francisco this weekend, robotic bartenders will do the mixing. Some may even chat you up.
These electronic drink slingers are the creations of human tinkerers who have applied their science to the art of cocktails for the fourth annual BarBot event, April 1 and 2. It’s a warmup for an international robotics competition in San Mateo in mid-April.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. No tipping required; just watch where you spill your drink.