Robotic bartenders mix up your drinks at the Bionic Bar on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas cruise ship!
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Las Vegas casino workers prep for strike over automation: 'Robots ... Increasing automation has become a sticking point alongside other issues that could see workers bring city to a standstill. [...]
Labor Unions and Robots: What Happens In Vegas Isn't Likely to ... It was bound to happen. Attempts to slow down the pace of automation are making their way to the top of the union agenda. The first major battle is taking place [...]
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Chart: Why Industrial Robot Sales are Sky High The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Industrial robots have come a long way since George Devol invented “Unimate” in 1961. After pitching his idea to Joseph Engelberger at a cocktail party, the two soon saw their new [...]
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Rarely a week passes without a headline about a new type of robot coming out of Japan. In 2014, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled reforms with hopes that the robot market would reach $21 billion by 2020. As the nation suffers from a chronic labor shortage, it is striving to be the largest robotics-support society in the world. Meanwhile, Japan's service sector accounts for about 70 percent of its economic output, yet labor productivity is 40 percent less than in the U. S. , according to Japanese government estimates. If you think robots are poised to completely take over the service sector, think again. Many of the robots CNBC visited at.
A bar coming to the Las Vegas strip will have robot bar tenders that will take the human interaction of ordering out of the equation. The company behind the bar, Robotic Innovations will be taking over a spot in the miracle mile shops near a Planet Hollywood and will open by the end of June. But the claim of it being the world’s first comes with a caveat, it’s the world’s first on land. If you get on board Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Sea’s you can belly up to the bionic bar and be served the precision poured cocktail from a robot. And the Italian company, Makr Shakr has a robotic bar system, which is what’s in use on board the Harmony of the Sea’s.
The future of drinking is now.Forget about what you’ve seen or heard about bartending robots: they’re not really about shilling overpriced, shoddily made drinks on cruise ships for marketing purposes, nor are they out to make the job of the human bartender obsolete. On the contrary, a seminar at Tales of the Cocktail this past summer called “Bartending Robots: Friend or Foe?” sought to prove to attendees that automated systems dispensing drinks can actually make the entire bar experience more...
Saudi Arabia just granted the first-ever citizenship to a robot. They probably wanted to make sure Sophia, the female robot has all the rights and privileges of all other Saudi women: none. Then there’s that pesky little thing about Sophia saying months ago she’d destroy humanity. And since Saudi women were only just granted the right to drive cars, the next logical step is obviously to destroy humanity. Now she can’t destroy humanity on her own since every female Saudi citizen must, by...
STARS SHONE: Heading into the Vancouver Convention Centre West’s window-walled ballroom, Night of a Thousand Stars gala chair Nancey Nanji said she expected to raise “maybe $3.4 million” for the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. Husband Noordin Nanji, QC, chairs the foundation’s board. The 22nd annual event’s take was already earmarked for advanced cancer care and to help replace an aging surgical robot. By night’s end, a record $5.95 million was reportedly in the bag with $1.97 million of...
This Mr. Robot review contains spoilersMr. Robot Season 3 Episode 7“They’re actually going to get away with this,” Dom whispers to herself at the end of “Fredrick & Tanya.”She’s right. The Dark Army is going to get away with it. Whiterose has gotten her precious annexation of the Congo. 71 E Corp buildings have been destroyed, along with at least 4,000 people dead. Elliot and Mr. Robot are defeated, their people’s revolution is torn to ribbons, each one of those ribbons picked up to be...