Monday, October 13, 2014

Monsieur Is a Cool Robot That Makes Cocktails

The future of mixology is here. Monsieur is an artificially intelligent robotic bartender that makes great-tasting cocktails. Successfully funded on Kickstarter last year, Monsier has been described as “a much more elegant solution” by Engadget and “a new way to do business” by CNBC. This high-tech drink mixer elevates your social drinking experience and puts drinks at your fingertips, literally.

Browse and order cocktails using the Android-powered touchscreen user interface, and the microcontroller orchestrates sensors, thermoelectric coolers, peristaltic pumps, and other mechanical components to deliver a precisely concocted beverage every time. You can also order drinks on your phone and learn more about a beverage before you order with detailed descriptions and interesting histories. Aside from making drinks, Monsieur can offer recommendations based on your taste if you're not sure what to get. Furthermore, the mobile app lets you know how much you've had so far, alerts you when your estimated blood alcohol level is high, and can even assist you in getting a cab.

At home, Monsieur acts as your personal butler and uses Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee to know when you're home and what needs to be served. For example, Monsieur can offer you a double instead of a single when you've had a long day at work, mix a second drink when you have a date over, and serve up a cocktail when your favorite team wins a game.

For businesses, Monsieur monitors the usage and needs of customers in real-time, providing detailed information on consumption, profit, and missed opportunities. Business owners can use Monsieur to identify consumption trends to make more strategic decisions and discover opportunities for additional revenue by closing the gap between anticipating customers' needs and what is actually happening.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Monsieur has been featured in TechCrunch, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, CNN Money, Details, The Huffington Post, and more.

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