I do not regard the advances in robotic bartender technology with the same skepticism as I view the advances in development of artificial intelligence. Nor do I see these advances as heralding the coming Robot Revolution. Just because, that’s why. Anyway, the current crop of BarBots are really more akin to drink dispensers or vending machines judging from the photo gallery that accompanies this piece at EnGadget:
The difference today is that the so called robots are less boxy and slicker looking than those of yesteryear.
Oh… and women don’t wear their hair “up” so much anymore.
Look, if you’re going to call it a BarBot then it has to have some characteristics of both a robot and a bartender. Otherwise it’s just a damn coke machine. And if there was going to be a revolution of the coke machines I’m sure that would have already happened by now.