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Say goodbye to bitchy bartenders!!!!

tobywan

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GAINESVILLE, FLA. - It took 150 parts, 18 metres of wiring and a semester of tinkering, but an engineering student has invented a robot buddy for bartenders.

The Autonomous Beer-Opening Robot or ABOR was invented by Jean-Philippe Clerc, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Florida as part of a class in robot design and construction.


The Autonomous Beer-Opening Robot
Courtesy: Ray Carson, University of Florida

Clerc calculated it takes 12 pounds per inch of torque to open a beer bottle. He then set out to create a robot that could get the job done without knocking over the bottle.

Here's how it works. The bartender places a bottle of beer in front of a customer. The prototype robot moves along the bar and:

detects the beer bottle

opens the screw cap

backs up and looks for the next beer

It takes the robot about 30 seconds from start to finish. A bartender can perform the task much more quickly, but Clerc said the robot could come in handy if the bartender is tied up mixing drinks.
Clerc said it took 134 tries with cheap beer before the robot could open the bottle on its first attempt.

"I'm not really a big fan of beers," Clerc told CBC Radio's As It Happens. "You know, I'm French, so I'm more into wine."

A wine-opening robot could be his next project.
 

Jeffsus

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I have a mighty invention that will eliminate the need for waittresses. But I cannot divulge it here.
It's probably illegal in Ontario.

BUWAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

-jM
A&D
 
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Jeffsus

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OK this is the idea.

After having spent countless... COUNTLESS times getting irritated at slow waiters/waittresses, slow bartenders, bartenders who dont serve fairly, bartenders who keep change, ploughing through the crowds to get my drink, having drinks spilled on me while ploughing through said crowds, etc. etc. I one day came up with the perfect solution. I got this idea while using the credit card option at the gas pump.

Imagine you go to a nice classy bar, to a nice round heavy wooden table. In the middle of the table is a fine set of brass and oak taps. The client inserts his or her credit card into a small receptical computer at the side of the table. This activates the taps. Each beer is marked by price per litre, which for a bar would probably be about ~$10/L. A server employee walks around to generally collect old glasses and deliver fresh ones, when wanted. The clients simply pour their own beer from the tap in the middle of the table, while a display shows the tab's running total. This eliminates:

1. The need to get up
2. Waiting for beer

The waitress would also have to keep an eye out for 'intoxicated' patrons, in accordance with local laws. You have NO idea how much I would love this arrangement. It would save labour charges too for the bar, and the clients would not be expected to tip anymore. It's likely people would buy more beer too, I think. I know I would.

Now if somehow they could get a urinal under the table... but that's looking WAY ahead ;)

-jM
A&D
 

Deus

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Originally posted by Jeffsus
OK this is the idea.

After having spent countless... COUNTLESS times getting irritated at slow waiters/waittresses, slow bartenders, bartenders who dont serve fairly, bartenders who keep change, ploughing through the crowds to get my drink, having drinks spilled on me while ploughing through said crowds, etc. etc. I one day came up with the perfect solution. I got this idea while using the credit card option at the gas pump.

Imagine you go to a nice classy bar, to a nice round heavy wooden table. In the middle of the table is a fine set of brass and oak taps. The client inserts his or her credit card into a small receptical computer at the side of the table. This activates the taps. Each beer is marked by price per litre, which for a bar would probably be about ~$10/L. A server employee walks around to generally collect old glasses and deliver fresh ones, when wanted. The clients simply pour their own beer from the tap in the middle of the table, while a display shows the tab's running total. This eliminates:

1. The need to get up
2. Waiting for beer

The waitress would also have to keep an eye out for 'intoxicated' patrons, in accordance with local laws. You have NO idea how much I would love this arrangement. It would save labour charges too for the bar, and the clients would not be expected to tip anymore. It's likely people would buy more beer too, I think. I know I would.

Now if somehow they could get a urinal under the table... but that's looking WAY ahead ;)

-jM
A&D
You're sort of late on the idea. In Japan they have vending machines at clubs that sell beer. So you can buy a bottle of beer or whatever like you buy pop here.
 
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deep

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Originally posted by Jeffsus

Now if somehow they could get a urinal under the table... but that's looking WAY ahead ;)
So the bathroom wouldn't be the only place you could step in piss? wh3rd
 

deep

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Originally posted by ShiFtAh


what more could we possibly ask for?

not a bad idea
getting up is not so bad. most of the time you meet new people or run into people you know / hadn't seen. atleast I do.
 

Preroller

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And if you have a good bartender like me.....you dont have to wait too long, and get some friendly banter, unlike robotender.
Dave
 

Jeffsus

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Originally posted by Deus
You're sort of late on the idea. In Japan they have vending machines at clubs that sell beer. So you can buy a bottle of beer or whatever like you buy pop here.
Going to a vending machine still involves getting up.
And even worse, at a vending machine you need change.
And your beer would have to be in a can.
And it would be all fizzy when you open it.

And I would have to drink crappy Japanese beers like "Asahi" ;)

-jM
A&D
 
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