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Friday, March 2, 2012

BarBot 2012: (Drunken) Man Vs. Machine

Posted By on Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Enjoy a drink and forget that they're probably taking over the world someday. - LAUGHINGSQUID/FLICKR
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  • Enjoy a drink and forget that they're probably taking over the world someday.

What: BarBot 2012

Where: pariSoma Innovation Lofts

When: Fri., March 2 and Sat. March 3, 8-10 p.m.

Cost: $15 at the door, $10 presale online

The rundown: Nerds have come up with the ultimate way to meet girls with the fifth annual "festival of cocktail robotics." Cosmopolitans, White Russians, and martinis are just a few drinks served up by these homemade robots. The entrance fee does not cover drinks inside, and there will be a human-run bar, too, for those worried about the inevitable robot takeover. The event is a fundraiser for the RoboGames in San Mateo next month.

And what better place to host this robotic wonderland than the technology saturated Bay Area? Last year, robots on display were made completely out of LEGOs; others served chilled Martinis using dry ice. This time by pressing on a touch screen you can adjust how sweet or strong you want a cocktail while another mobile robot on wheels serves you. So get ready to get rowdy with some robots!

Buy tickets here.

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