Bartendro is an open-source robot that allows users to order drinks using smartphones and tablets. The robot can make a drink in less than 10 seconds, creators Robert Kaye and Pierre Michael of Party Robotics say. Specially-calibrated pumps then dispense each ingredient according to your cocktail recipe's specifications. The robot may someday also get a breathalyzer and a credit card payment system for commercial use.
Nina Sen is a frequent contributor to Live Science’s Life’s Little Mysteries series: an exploration and explanation of our world’s phenomena, both natural and man-made. She also writes astronomy photo stories for Live Science's sister site Space.com.