BarBot delivers ingenious robotic bartenders.

I often associate some of my favorite cocktails with particular bartenders and locales. I know who makes the best Corpse Reviver, where to get the perfect Old Fashioned and the best piano bar to soothe my urge for a fruity martini. But what if my drink was made by a robot? Would I be able to tell?

That’s the question BarBot aims to answer. Makers from around the world will be converging on San Francisco this weekend where you can try concoctions from over a dozen drink swilling robots. All the BarBots are competing for the fame and glory of producing the best, and possibly most ingenious, automated drinking machine.

From their site:

“BarBot is a celebration of cocktail culture and man-machine interface. Get a drink from an actual robot. Chat up a snarky electronic bartender. Listen to some graceful tunes being played by robotic music makers. And, after downing your sixth martini, you can finally admit that it’s the geeks who shall inherit the earth. “

Having attended BarBot last year, I can guarantee you will see some wonderful feats of machinery. As for the drinks, you’ll just have to try them to find your favorite!

For more information, visit BarBot’s website.
Fri/Sat, Apr 1-2, 2011 – 9pm-2am
21+ with photo ID $10 advance / $15 at door
pariSoma – 169 11th Street (@ Natoma)

37.7749295 -122.4194155

Raise a Glass to Robot Bartenders at BarBot 29 March,2011Laura Khalil


Laura Khalil

Laura is a marketer by day and nerd by night. She's the Chief Nerd Herder for Dorkbyte, a blog devoted to art, technology and science. She's been named one of the most engaging women to speak about technology and has been featured on The Setup. A member of Noisebridge, she is working on two robotics challenges, leading a puzzle team that competes in a variety of puzzle challenges throughout the US and monkeys around on ham amateur radio. She loves astronomy, Making and hardware hacking. She was most recently involved in teaching hardware circuitry at Maker Faire.Laura has executed marketing strategies and campaigns for tech startups in the Bay Area. Her work with social media has been inducted into the Viral Marketing Hall of Fame.

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