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New Las Vegas Strip bar features robot bartenders — VIDEO

Update: Friday’s opening is delayed due to technical problems with the POS, the notepad system used to charge visitors for their drinks. Tipsy Robot is currently aiming for a weekend opening.Update @TheTipsyRobot @MiracleMileShops: Opening delayed to iron out some POS (point of sale) technical snags. Shooting for weekend opening.— John Katsilometes (@johnnykats) June 30, 2017They’re no Sam Malone, Al Swearengen or Moe Szyslak. But the two characters behind the bar at the Strip’s newest...

A Robot Walks into a Bar...

As a club, bar or restaurant owner, you:Throw it out, because all it has is e-cash and no ID (and we know robots are bad tippers).Tell it you don’t care if he/she is androgynous, it doesn’t qualify for Ladies’ Night drink specials.Ask it to punch in and put it to work alongside the prep and bartending staff.Suggest it come back in five years, when you figure out how to make money off it.Probably some combination of c and d – so read on!The punch line is your bottom line. Robots and bots are...

The robots are here … to make you a drink

Beyonce is singing about her love being put on top, while the bartender mixes a drink. A pour of liquor, a splash of juice, a cascade of ice and then, as Bey reaches her crescendo, a vigorous swirl of the shaker, the bartender's whole body twisting almost in time with the music. Only it's not a body, and the bartender isn't a chatty type adept at reading whether the guest needs a beer, a bourbon or just a friendly ear. Rather, the figure mixing cocktails is a white robotic arm, one of two...

In Vegas, some bars work with machine-like precision

LAS VEGAS | hey will make your drinks, but they won’t listen to your problems.Robot bartenders have made their way to the Las Vegas Strip — evidence perhaps that Skynet is closer to becoming self-aware and will have a convenient place to take the edge off.Bar owner Rino Armeni swears this isn’t yet another move to replace human beings.“No, no, no,” he said gamely and with a laugh. “It’s entertainment — like the Bellagio fountains.” Though, it should be noted, the fountains have not joined the...