Machines over service, What'll it be?
Machines in one Bar appear to be taking on the role of the beloved barmen.
The Automaten bar in Berlin Germany is as its name suggests
"automated". With bartenders just under 7ft tall one serving wine,
another serving spirits, another in the corner dispensing snacks in
little packets. But wait a second, the bartenders are machines.
In fact everything in the Automaten Bar is "automated", making it the
world's first Robot Holstery.
Strictly a members estaiblishment, no bouncers at the door you get in
by swiping your members ID card, well why not, no ruckus is going to go
on in this place with its state of the art security system.
While enjoying your drink you can gaze at that sweet android that
caught your eye, listen to the computer juke box with its video
accompanied display, or if your curious you can look out on to the
street through the broad window at the front of the club. But if you
feel it is somehow cheating to indulge in anything so innately human,
you can watch the screens above the window, which give a view down the
streets on either side.
And quite soon they will have internet hookup so members can see if
their drinking buddies have popped in.
Well on the scale what do you think?, you have to admit its pretty
cool. But when you get wasted like I do, I would rather be told "Sorry
mate, I think you've had a bit too much to drink", rather than "I'm
afraid I can't do that, Dave".
Written by Josh Hamilton
Information provided by John Hooper of The Guardian, UK.
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