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Robotic Mixologists Prepare Billions Of Crowdsourced Drink Combinations [Video]

Robotic Mixologists Prepare Billions Of Crowdsourced Drink Combinations [Video]
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Previewing at Milan Design Week, 'Makr Shakr' can make a mind-boggling amount of drinks based on outsider input.

Emma Hutchings
  • 11 april 2013

Makr Shakr‘ is a robotic bar that is able to prepare approximately one googol (a 1 followed by 100 zeroes) drink combinations based on crowd input. The robotic mixologists were created as a collaboration between Pentagram, MIT Senseable City Lab and SuperUber.

Through a mobile app, users will be able to design their own drinks, learn from other people’s recipes, and leave a few tips for the next user. The three robotic arms will then concoct their chosen mixture.

Robotic Mixologists Can Prepare One Googol Drink Combinations [Video]

Creative Applications notes that the movements of Roberto Bolle, principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, inspired the gestures of Makr Shakr as they were filmed and used as input for the programming.

Makr Shakr “aims to show the ‘Third Industrial Revolution’ paradigm through the simple process design-make-enjoy, and in just the time needed to preapre a new cocktail”. It is previewing during Milan Design Week from April 9th-14th, before being unveiled in its final configuration at Google I/O in San Francisco on May 15th. You can see a teaser for Makr Shakr below:

Makr Shakr

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