BarBot 2010 mixes drinks, devices

You may not be able to get advice or a sympathetic ear from them, because they neither talk nor have ears. But the devices some enterprising young inventors created for BarBot 2010, held at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco this week, sure could crank out the drinks.

The event was put on by the same folks behind the RoboGames (formerly the RoboOlympics) extravaganza, which will be held in San Francisco in April.

Here's just one example, a video that shows the debugging process of a robot bartender named Barnold. You can find several more on YouTube.com.

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