Robot bartender pulls perfect pint as pub moves to technology to curb Covid-19

A bar in Seville has introduced a robot to give customers a perfect pint of beer in an effort to limit human contact, while Spain is gradually lifting its strict coronavirus lock.

The handy robot arm, made by the Spanish company Macco, can get 600 pints of beer in an hour.

It is designed to hygienically store the alcohol and container to avoid human contact during the pandemic.

The footage shows the streamlined robot moving in precisely calculated steps while grasping the cup and stopping at the crane.

It is programmed to lift the cup at a slight angle to get the perfect portion of foamy foam on top.



The robot then passes the drink on to the customer without contact.

The machine stops when the foam reaches the top of the cup.

Owner Alberto Martinez, 53, who runs the La Gitana Loca bar in the center of Seville in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, said: “We (himself and Macco representatives) talked about this idea before the pandemic, more for those moments the bars are busy.



Owner Martinez said the robot can reduce human contact between bartenders and customers during the pandemic

He explained that the bars are very popular with young people and that long queues for “canas”, often called small beers in Spanish, are usually seen on weekends.

“Then Covid-19 dispersed and everything stopped,” he said.

However, he decided to go ahead with the idea as it will help his company during the initial phase of clearing lockdowns.

Pub visitors place their orders on the robot’s tactile screen and pay via the built-in computer, according to local reports.

Martinez added, “The company that makes the robot said it is the only one in Europe that serves beer!”

According to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University, Spain has registered 228,030 cases of COVID-19 and 26,920 deaths.

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