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A Robot Walks Into a Bar, Helps Make a Cocktail

By Reuters

June 8, 2020

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Robo-bartenders are now part of South Korea's cafe and bar scene as the country moves toward what the government calls "distancing in daily life" amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The six-foot-tall Cabo robot works at Coffee Bar K in Seoul, narrating his actions as he carves ice for drinks.

Meanwhile, a robot arm at Seoul’s Cafe Bot Bot Bot coffee bar shakes up cocktails.

Unlike human bartenders, these "drink bots" are able to provide a consistent quality to their drinks.

Although the robo-bartenders appear to make customers feel less anxious about being in a bar during the outbreak, customers say they miss being able to chat with human bartenders.

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