Robotic Sips


The MIT Senseable City Lab recently unveiled a new app allowing users to create and order their own cocktail creations (alchoholic or non-) of choice, which is then mixed, poured and served by a bartender robot. Developed in collaboration with Coca-cola and Bacardi Rum, the Makr Shakr offers over 100 drink choices, allowing for co-creation of drinks between friends, and sharing of recipes, ingredients and photos via the app. The robot arms elegantly pour mixes, peel lemons, and shake drinks thanks to gestures based on ballet dancer Roberto Bolle’s movements, which were filmed and used to program the robot’s movement.