Robots have taken to the high seas. On four of major cruise line Royal Caribbean’s ships, the Bionic Bar has become a staple and guest favorite – in addition to being the first-ever robotic bartenders. Bionic Bar, first put to use on a ship in 2014, is manned by two robots, created by Italian robotics company Makr Shakr. Guests order their drinks on screens, and then get to enjoy the show as the robots – each with a name easily visible (on one ship, they’red called “Shaken” and “Stirred”!) – quickly make drinks with a variety of 30 spirits and 21 mixers, either from the pre-set menu or created personally by the guests. Bionic Bar is just the first look at what the future of cruise travel will entail: a whole lot of cool, new tech.

Check out this article from Royal Caribbean’s blog for a step-by-step look at how Bionic Bar works:

And use the controls in the upper left to turn the below 360 degree video around to see Bionic Bar in action!


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