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Rad Robotic Bartenders

Don't Forget to Tip the Makr Shakr, Your Robotic Bartender of the Future

— April 13, 2013 — Tech
Humans have always imagined that robots would eventually be capable of carrying out many of the complicated tasks people perform on a daily basis, but the Makr Shakr robot is taking everything we thought machines were possible of doing and amplifying those functions by a googol.

The Makr Shakr is a robot created in a collaboration between Pentagram, SuperUber and MIT Sensible Lab. This robotic bartender is capable of preparing about one googol (10 to the power of 100) drink combinations, which not only makes it an extremely efficient bar tool but also an example of a human-made mechanical device that has far surpassed the skills of even the most seasoned bar tender.

Using a downloadable app, users can interact with the Makr Shakr using their mobile devices and act as virtual bartenders by telling this robot what ingredients they want mixed. Capable of reproducing actions like shaking a martini or mixing a mojito, the Makr Shakr is capable of mimicking a human bartender to a tee.
Trend Themes
1. Robotic Bartenders - The Makr Shakr shows the potential for robots to take over complex tasks previously done by humans, creating a disruptive innovation opportunity in the hospitality industry.
2. Virtual Bartending - The downloadable app used to interact with the Makr Shakr reveals the potential for virtual bartending and personalized drinks, creating a disruptive innovation opportunity in the technology and hospitality industries.
3. Personalized Drink Combinations - The Makr Shakr's ability to prepare one googol drink combinations highlights the potential for personalized and unique drink experiences, creating a disruptive innovation opportunity in the hospitality industry.
Industry Implications
1. Hospitality - Robotic bartenders and virtual bartending have the potential to revolutionize the hospitality industry by creating more efficient and personalized experiences for customers.
2. Technology - The downloadable app used to interact with the Makr Shakr reveals the potential for further integration of technology in the hospitality industry, creating new opportunities for innovation and automation.
3. Manufacturing - The advanced technology used in the Makr Shakr's creation demonstrates the potential for innovation and automation in the manufacturing industry, specifically in the creation of advanced and complex robots.
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