A San Francisco Cocktail Party Where the Bartenders Are All Robots

There's both an art and a science to making the perfect mixed drink—it's not just the stiffness of the drink but also the flashiness of the pour. At the 2013 BarBot event last weekend, guests were treated to an evening of mechanical bartenders that put Brian Flanagan's bottle-flipping skills to shame. » 10/28/13 6:22pm 10/28/13 6:22pm

A Slot Machine That Rewards You With Alcohol

Slot machine? Shot machine? In the case of the BarBot, it's the same difference. As part of a contest, a collective known as NYC resistor spent 300 hours assembling this slot machine drink dispenser. Each of the three slot wheels has various cocktail ingredients, which tell the drink dispenser what to make after a… » 2/22/11 1:20am 2/22/11 1:20am