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December 12, 2006

Welcome to Roboexotica, an annual event displaying advances in robots technology. If you want a robot to explore space, vacuum your floor or play with your children, you’re in the wrong place.

No, all the robots here are made to hang out in bars – mixing cocktails, serving snacks and, believe it or not, carrying on bar conversation. Somewhere around here is a metal guy programmed to say, “So, your wife doesn’t understand you?” in 72 languages…. Here’s the story by Karin Strohecker, and a video report by Joanna Partridge:

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Artist Robert Martin of Germany adjusts some bottles on his “Robomoji”, one of around 30 robots at Vienna’s annual Roboexotica, December 7, 2006, which showcases how home-built machines deal with the modern pastime of hanging out in bars. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer

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A bartender you don’t have to tip!

 

Oh you do need to tip (a bit of oil in its joints)!

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