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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

A Beer from 'Barhand' to Your Hand
If you are in Glasgow this week, be sure to visit the Garage, one of its largest clubs, and order a beer from the new assistant bartender. The Barhand vending machine will give you a bottle of beer with its electronic robotic hand. The Sunday Herald reports that Michael Bowes, a 23-year old entrepreneur, is installing the first robotic bartender, built by Japanese company Fuji. Bowes has exclusive rights to sell the robot and expects to generate sales of about $200 million within five years.

Of course, some people are concerned that the Barhand could deliver beers to people already drunk, but Bowes insists that by reducing queues, people will only buy one drink at a time instead of picking several ones from a real bartender. Read more for other details and references. And send me pictures of the Barhand if you're at the Garage next Wednesday, but please don't drink too much!
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 2:26 PM Comments (0)
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