Japanese brewery unveils robotic barman

Asahi, Japan’s largest brewery, has created a robotic beer pouring machine for high-volume bars that can pour six beers in 12 seconds.

Asahi robotic barmanThe pouring robot delivers the beers without any specialised labor or with zero wastage.

The company showed off its machine recently at the International Robotics Expo in Tokyo for the first time, reported by Gizmag.

The development is important for bar owners as wastage can be a key factors in the profitability of any hospitality outlet. Special taps, lines, and temperature/gas regulators have pushed wastage in many high volume venues below 5%, but a robot that can get this number down to zero will be a huge beneficial to any outlet that can afford one.

According to Asahi, the machine was developed with the help of Nagoya-based robotics company NST, and is expected to be available within two years.

Junichi Kitano, senior chief research at Asahi, told Gizmag that Asahi want to create a unique experience for customers in developing the new draft beer dispenser: “We’re hoping this new machine will be an important factor,” Kitano added.

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