Butler Robot Gets You Drunk Faster

beer me bot, willow garage
beer me bot, willow garage

Thirsty apartment-dwellers of the future may never have to get their own frosty beverages again. Last week Willow Garage, a robotics start-up based in Menlo Park, Calif., unveiled the Beer Me robot, an automaton capable of going to the fridge, selecting its owner's beer (or cider) of choice and returning with the refreshment in its cold, metallic hand.

While Beer Me isn't performing miracles just yet, Radu Bogdan Rusu, a Willow Garage research scientist, says that the technology has a wide array of practical applications.

Who knows, perhaps robot servants are right around the corner.