Saturday, 22 July, 2017

Robot bartender serves drinks at bar in Las Vegas

09 Jul 2017, 22:43 ( 12 days ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Robotic bartenders prepare drinks at the Tipsy Robot automated bar in the Miracle Mile Shops, Las Vegas, the United States, July 6, 2017. Photo Xinhua.

Two robotic arms have replaced bartenders at a bar called Tipsy Robot at the Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood Resort, Las Vegas. It attracts hundreds of guests to try out the new gadget.

Tipsy Robot, which opened Friday, claimed to be the world's first land-based bar to deploy robotic bartenders. Because similar technologic gadget has been used on Royal Caribbean cruise ships. It has created a brand new experience of ordering and serving drinks.

"We have so much talent in this town. However, trends always come from New York,"  said Rino Armeni, owner of the bar and the chairman of Robotic Innovations who's lived in Las Vegas for almost 30 years. "So my partners and I decided to do something to create a new trend so we can be ahead of time. So, this is a gift from us to the city of Las Vegas."

The customers can simply order their customized drinks with different shots and syrups by tablets and swipe their credit cards. Then it takes the robots 90 seconds or less to prepare each beverage, even if they need to cut a slice a lemon or lime as a garnish. Once a cocktail is ready, the guest's name will appear on a large screen. Patrons then scan a QR code that has been sent to their cellphone to collect their drink. The process is not only quick but also precise. When not busy making drinks, the robotic arms also "dance" to the music.