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Robot Bartenders Lend An Ear

Monday, February 15, 2010 17:26 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Robots aren’t just out for world domination, they’re here to listen and get people drunk.

Robot bartenders are the wave of the future at the BarBot 2010 event this Wednesday (Feb. 17) and Thursday (Feb. 18) at San Francisco’s DNA Lounge.

Engineers have been hard at work building robot bartenders that are capable of mixing delicious drinks while lending an ear to those who’ve had their heart broken.

Spokesperson David Calkins says, “If someone is really looking for someone to listen to them, they can do that with a robot. They might have slightly less to say but they’ll definitely listen and get you drunk.”

The boozy robots are as entertaining as Tom Cruise in Cocktail, so that should also help heal a person’s sadness.

If it’s an earful of insults a person’s looking for, Calkins says there are some robots trained to be obnoxious and rude too.