The Terminator world has dominated the general public’s thinking on humanity’s robotic future. MIT researchers, in the meantime, have solved a more important problem: how to get robots to serve beer.
MIT engineers designed and programmed a team of robots to pour and deliver beers. The mechanized bartenders were developed by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). (There’s no word if there will be personal robots for home-use when the refrigerator is just a bit too far away.)
The MIT researchers took a factory line approach as one robot opens the beer, with two others [...]