Listen Now: Robotic Bartenders Pour Drinks In Spain
Businesses have to worry about keeping things clean, so they’re turning to robots.
Businesses worldwide are looking to reopen with new restrictions in place. These include removing condiments from tables, keeping people six feet apart and supplying employees with face masks and gloves.
In Spain they’re going a different route. At a bar in Seville called The Crazy Gypsy, there is a giant robotic arm nicknamed “captain hook.” He first made his debut when bars and restaurants around the country were given the go-ahead to reopen.
It works by reaching over to a beer dispenser, holding a plastic cup underneath it and filling it up with your beverage of choice. Once done, “captain hook” places the beer on the counter for the customer to pick up.
The bar owner says he bought the robot before the pandemic but forgot about it until now. He quickly realized the robot is useful to keep things sterile and safe for customers, plus it’s a gimmick to get people inside.
If robots are going to take over the world, they can at least pour us a drink first.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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