By David Ponce
We usually hide videos after the fold, but this is special. See, a lot of people got weak at the knees, back in December of last year, when news that Japan’s Asahi Breweries were giving away 5,000 beer-pouring robots as part of a special contest. Check out the comments on that article to get an idea of the level of excitement. Well, it’s eight months later, and obviously, there are some lucky Japanese now owners of said robot. And, one of them was kind enough to post a video of it in action to Youtube.
In case you can’t see the video, here’s the skinny: you don’t have to place the beer on its hand, but you do have to place the mug yourself. It fetches the beer from its refrigerated belly itself and pours it in your mug all by itself. It takes for freaking ever, and yelps little high-pitched Japanese things at you while it’s doing this.
You could do a much better job yourself, sure, even at a fraction of the time. But, then, you’d be missing the whole point.