As a holiday host, you're given the responsibility of not only providing the drinks, but also providing drinks that everybody enjoys. While this is both a serious and time-consuming task, technology companies around the world have developed smart devices powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will make this duty easier or completely take it off your hands—even if you're a bar owner.
If the Barsys Coaster requires a little too much manpower for you, you could instead opt for their Smart Automated Bartender. The device holds up to five bottles, three mixer canisters, and a mixer that can shake or stir drinks accordingly. All you have to do for a drink is connect your phone or tablet via Bluetooth to the Automated Bartender and select a cocktail—the device will take it from there.
The Barsys 2.0 Automated Cocktail Maker retails for $979.
The Makr Shakr is for serious party hosts—the setup is extensive. Basically, a whole bar will need to be built for the AI-powered robotic arms to be able to automatically make drinks; however, once up to 158 bottles of spirits are mounted on the ceiling of the structure and the ice machine is installed among other things, party goers can select their cocktail at the tap of a button on their smartphone.
The Makr Shakr will put owners back over $100,000.
The fully autonomous Yanu robot bartender falls between the Barsys 2.0 and the Makr Shakr. While the structure is also extensive, it is collapsible for transportation. This unit can hold up to 50 bottles of alcohol and mixers and, like the Makr Shaker, it mixes drinks with a robotic arm.
Though the retail price of the model is determined based on client needs, it's expected to cost well over $150,000.
Whether you're the host of a family party or are preparing your bar for the winter holidays, turns out, you can turn towards intelligent machines for an extra hand.
Featured image: Courtesy Barsys