The future is now. Everyone has wondered how cool it would be to have your own robot bartender getting your drinks. Well, researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute are making some headway in the world of robot bartending with the PR2 Robot. The robot is designed with all sorts of cameras and movement devices that allows it to actually scan a table for items, pick them up, and bring them too you. Check out the video here to see a demonstration.
Don’t worry bartenders you are not out of a job yet, as you can see from the video the PR2 is still very basic, extremely slow, and has very little in terms of personality. Maybe when we get that robot from Short Circuit you should be concerned.