Makr Shakr at Google I/O 2013 photo gallery

Robots are literally taking over the world. Last week they learned to build IKEA furniture, and this week they’re here to get you too drunk to sit in a chair. Earlier today at Google I/O in San Francisco, CA, MIT’s Senseable City Lab unveiled an automated bartender bot dubbed the Makr Shakr.

It’s worth noting that robot bartenders aren’t a new thing – ever since the dawn of robotics, nerdy booze enthusiasts have been dreaming up elaborate machines that tirelessly serve up drink after perfectly-mixed drink. But this badboy isn’t just a simple, run-of-the-mill booze dispenser; it doesn’t just squirt some hooch into a cup and call it good – it’s designed to mimic the movements of a human bartender, and does everything from shaking the mixer to slicing lemons with a hint of humanoid flair. 

And better yet, the whole thing is controlled via a smartphone app, so even if you’re too plastered to say the phrase “gin and tonic,” you can still order another round with just a few finger taps.

Check out our full post on the Makr Shakr to find out more, and be sure to keep an eye on our ongoing coverage of the Google I/O conference in San Francisco.

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