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CNET News Video: Robotic bartender knows when you need a stiffer drink

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It's one thing to order a drink through an app and have a robotic bartender whip it up in 30 seconds or less. But add AI to the mix, and now that robo-bartender can figure out if you want a double or when to call a cab. CNET's Sumi Das checked out high-tech ways to bartend.

-Ever found yourself asking, 'What's a person have to do to get a drink around here?' Turns out, there's a gadget for that, the Monsieur. This robotic bartender can serve up to 300 different cocktails. A tablet serves as Monsieur's interface. -The android tablet connects to a microcontroller which is the muscle and it controls all the mechanics. -Mechanics like the peristaltic pumps. -They're metering pump which allows you to pour down to a milliliter of accuracy. -Most drinks can be made in less than 30 seconds. Users can order using the built in touchscreen or the accompanying mobile app which also keeps tabs on your drinking. -It can estimate your blood alcohol level and after you had a certain amount of drinks it will actually give you a notification to recommend that you do not drive and it'll actually offer up an Uber or a Taxi Magic or a different taxi service. -And this robot does more than pour. It incorporates artificial intelligence. -Monsieur detects that you came home late and that you're off of your schedule and it'll offer to make you a double instead of a single because you had a long day at work. -Convenient though it comes at a price, $1,500 for the 4-bottle model and 4,000 for the 16-bottle version. It's not as technically sophisticated, but at $60 Brookstone's Perfect Drink System is a cheaper way to make better bevies. You'll have to supply your own iOS device and download the perfect drink app, then connect the scale to your device, open the app, and choose a cocktail. The app offers step by step instructions on hundreds of drinks and lets you know when you've poured the right amount. If you pour too much alcohol in to your drink by accident or maybe it was intentional, the app will automatically adjust your ingredient proportions so you'll still have a well-balanced cocktail. I think we can all say cheers to that. In San Francisco, I'm [unk], CNET for CBS News

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