Here at hoppsy, our second love (after beer) is high tech gadgets and we hope that one day our beer will be served to us by our robot butlers. The guys in the video above have done the next best thing and created a home brew dispensing device in the shape of an android robot filled with some hobbyist electronics, an android tablet and a Near Field Communications reader. The robot is named the KegDroid and is able to dispense beer to pre-registered users who swipe their NFC card and then make a selection via the Motorola Xoom tablet embedded in the robots tummy. Pretty clever (and tasty) stuff there guys. Read the rest of this entry »
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We like a beer robot story here on hoppsy so we thought we’d show you a youtube of a guy who has connected his apple iphone to a robotic kit in order to pour a very frothy beer. It seems like a lot of work to get a badly served beer but I spose the dream of being served beer Jetson’s style has to start somewhere. Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »
Another Beer Robot Post for you today, this one seems to be at a robotics exhibition and is more of the industrial type robot set up to pour the frothy stuff, he’s pretty good at it too, dipping the glass in water before hand and scraping the head off after with a butter knife (there is generally a 2 bux premium on beers that require this at our local!). Not sure what it is about beer and robots but they seem to go together very well indeed. Read the rest of this entry »
We are not sure what it is about beer and robots that goes together so well, but we have found heaps of people from robotics companies to dudes with too much time on their hands putting together some contraption to save them walking to the fridge. Not that we are complaining, in fact we really one of our own. Asahi is one brewery that has built beer robots before and we also featured last week their new Asahi bartender that is on display in London. Today while looking for some video of him on youtube we come across this cute ad for Holston Pils featuring legendary screen actor Doald Plesance portraying a guy who builds his own beer robot known as ringpull, watch and enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »
We have done a few stories on Asahi Beer Robots on Hoppsy but this one is by far the most amazing. We found this story on EnGadget and thought our readers would be interested. This robot has made its public debut in the UK at Selfriges in Oxford street in London, and took eight robotics engineers over 200 hours to build and then another six months of training it to become a skilled bar tender. He can serve a customer an ice cold beer as draught pints, half pints and de-cap bottles of beer,and he is like all Japanese very polite, has great customer focus and doesn’t need to take any breaks. Mr Asahi can serve ice-cold beer as draught pints, half pints and de-cap bottles of beer. Fully life-size and weighing in at about a quarter of a ton, he will stand behind a specially constructed bar to serve customers He has LED facial effects and the ladies better watch out because he has a red flashing heart light when he finds someone he likes. After appearing at Selfriges he will go on a national tour of the UK before popping up in other places around the world.. Engadget has a video of him in action which is well worth a look http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/02/mr-asahi-robot-bartender-makes-its-public-debut/
We love robots just about as much as we love beer and this new product comes close to combining the two. First shown at the 2008 CES in Las Vegas the RC Remote Beer Cooler is just like a remote control car but with a Beer Cooler (read Esky in Oz or Chilly Bin in NZ) on top. The video above shows the unit in action at the show and if that tickles your fancy you can now preorder them. The unit runs on two C size batteries with the remote taking a 9 volt job. the cooler’s center part is made of a soft insulating material so the whole unit folds down to a flatish pancake shape. So if you dont have a butler, wife or kids to bring you a beer we recommend you invest in one of these… or just walk to the fridge, its your choice.
Well I am sure you have noticed we like featuring beer robots a bit on Hoppsy, well we found another one. This time it’s a clever ad for Holston Pils. The robot is a clever little fella, not only can he answer any question about Hamburg’s finest pils he also has a fridge in his tummy full of the fresh frothy brew. I want one!
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Well this one isn’t like the cute on on yesterdays Hoppsy Blog but it sure is impressive. Japan’s Asahi is running a competition where they are giving away 5000 of these great little robots which not only stock beer in their refrigerator tummy they open it an pour it into your favourite beer glass, then even put the empty in a receptacle. It’s the perfect robot, he dosn’t even spill a drop and gives a great Japanese style frothy head to your beer. All the winners need to do is collect 36 specially marked seals from cans of Asahi beer. How hard could that be, then go into the draw with millions of other people, we couldn’t work out the conditions or the closing date due to not understanding Japanese or Jinglish very well, but that’s no excuse to not enjoy some tasty Asahi Beers.
Well we spent the morning looking for good beer robots on You Tube. There sure were some mechanical and computerised gizmo’s which could do some great work with a can of beer but the Aussies have to lead the pack with this clever little robot fellow. Take a look you will certainly have a laugh.
We have found some great things on YouTube over the past few weeks but this one takes the cake. It’s an inventor who is appearing on the popular US talk show The David Letterman Show, he has invented a beer launcher. You need to see it to believe it- basically a robot arm puts its arm into the fridge grabs an ice cold can of beer and tosses it to the awaiting drinker on the couch. Not quiet sure how the can goes getting shaken up but who cares its fun – And I want one. This guy could make millions – if only he could modify it to send pizza as well.