Heineken Bot Ready Serve Beer Without the Human Smalltalk

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    While the early money is that the first mass commercialization of robots will hit the sex industry, serving booze to wayward humans is running a close second.

    The Heineken Bot, developed by tinkerers at the UK's Middlesex University, is something like a cross between R2D2 and your favorite local suds pourer, only without the inane chit chat.

    Using sensors mounted on its top portion, the bot can detect when your beer mug is topped off with just a wave of the hand, and can roll over to your side of the bar due to a preprogrammed area map. You can see video of the Heineken Bot in action here.

    Via GizmoWatch