Robot bartender moves like ballet dancer, literally

It seems we may be running out of old-fashioned ways of doing many things. Such as making cocktails.

Don't believe it? Take a look at the video from the folks who invented the Makr Shakr, a gadget they showed off at the recent Google I/O conference in San Francisco.

It cuts up fruit, measures out drink components and serves them like a human bartender. Its motions are based on those of Roberto Bolle, a dancer with the American Ballet Theatre.

The project was run by the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with support from Coca Cola and Bacardi. Carlos Ratti, an MIT dirctor, said it is a "great example" of how technology is being used to change how humans interact with products.

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