Since opening last year, the new California Academy of Sciences building in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park has attracted attention for its commitment to science.
The building, which includes an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum, is the world's greenest museum, having earned the platinum rating (the highest rating possible) for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). It is also the largest public platinum-rated building in the world.
Every Thursday evening from 6-10 p.m., the museum opens its doors and transforms into a club-like setting, with DJs and cocktails adding to the science experience. This week, a few robots join the party.
Stationed by the Roan antelope, cocktail-mixing robot Chapek made an appearance, but was not showing off his drink-mixing skills that evening. But he will be a contestant in next month's RoboGames cocktail-mixing event at Fort Mason in San Francisco.
This little robot, Beer Bash, has a protective covering that is, fittingly, a beer keg. But it doesn't offer him much protection during his robot battles, and probably wouldn't provide much protection from lions, either. Beer Bash relies on speed and agility to win his battles at robot competitions.