The Wonderful World of Cocktail Robotics
1:00AM Aug 1, 2020
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Welcome, ladies and gentlemen of whatever gender you prefer. Welcome to another presentation as hope and hello at the monochrome headquarters here in Vienna, Austria. Austria is primarily known for music and mass murder, but we're not going to talk about that today. My name is Johannes Gaines, fourtner and
I'm an artist
Well, I'm also a technologist and filmmaker and a consultants. And that means I'm also in insulted because that's sometimes how you have to do it. And people actually pay you for that. It's very strange. Well, I laugh about stuff like that or that and I think it's very true what you can read here, do what you love, and you will work super fucking hard all the time with no separation or any boundaries and also take everything extremely personally. I am the founder and still member of monochrome monochrome is an art technology philosophy collective based here in Austria and I want to introduce you to my co host today. The co host is one second.
in the machine. It is a big pleasure for me to be here. Johannes
ICT is a very special thing. It is a special place for special people in a really bad font. And I have a little bit of a problem with it. Although I am an artist. The problem is, is that what we call ICT and art market is only 250 years old. It's a invention of capitalism. So what I think we all should do is overcome art. We have to come to that point where art is so part of everyday life. We all do it that it kind of disappears. We call ourselves context hackers, because the context of something is really, really important. If you put something in the gallery into a nightclub completely changes the peace
and hacking. I like the term hacking because hacking means to do something with a technological or social system that you shouldn't do with it. There is a form of appropriation and mis appropriation context hacking transfers the hackers objectives and methods to the network of social relationships in which artistic production occurs and upon which it is dependent.
There is always a way to get a message across, but sometimes you need a couple of adapters. I personally want to create emotional machines. That doesn't mean that I necessarily have to create machines all the time, but an emotional machine is also a good story. If you tell a good story, if you've watched a movie, and that movie works for you, then that's an interesting emotional machine because everything in that piece of art everything in that piece Storytelling works and pushes the right buttons. In the end, you can have a lot of debates if Titanic is a good or bad film. But if you cry, in the end, the emotional machine worked. There is an element of storytelling, of politics and of technology that I'm interested in. And I try to combine those elements pretty much in all the pieces that I do.
One of context hackers central ambitions is to bring the factions of counterculture which have their life along widely, diverging trajectories back together again,
we have to go back a little bit to the year 1986. I was 11 years old in 1986. And that was a pretty bad year for modernity because number one, the challenger blew up. Number two, Chernobyl exploded, and number three, at least for Europe, your Qaeda came to power and that meant that he created the blueprint for all the right wing populist parties that you see in Europe, but pretty much like also all over the world. It was the time that I started reading cyberpunk and sci fi and all that stuff. I was a very nerdy person. I also watched Robocop and similar films. And I was very much interested in this like near future society. So what will happen in the next 25 years, it was the year that I got my first computer. I remember, when I got a new device for my computer, I connected it to the phone line. And the device sang a robot loves song to a device of the other end of the line. That made the devices connects, connects, and I could go online and exchange messages, download images, and that was one of the most important things that ever happened to me because it helped me connect to other folks all around the globe. Communication is coming in nerd culture, but we have to be aware that if that communication fails, you will create a toxic troll wasteland and not even robot love songs will save you. That's how I looked like and it was also the time when I downloaded my first porn image from a German BBs from Austria took six hours to download it and
I think I even came before the first like 12% were downloaded because it was so
that was the start for me to be interested in things that I did not have direct contact to books, files, all kinds of weird information. And we were also already entering the 1990s I started reading Iain m banks and the industrial culture handbook by research. I got interested in projects by the survival research lab or by Stelarc was a classic post punk. The revolution that punk created was still kind of like echoing through culture. When I grew up when I was 1516 years old punk was and you have to remind yourself of that. Also a technological revolution and the DIY revolution. Most of the consumer technology out there in the 1970s and 1980s was technology that baby boomer parents bought and used it in a really boring way. Like, you know, like Polaroid cameras, cassette recorders, videotaping systems, video cameras, that kind of stuff. seroxat machines, the punk kids of the 1970s and 1980s, took the consumer electronic, their parents never used and use that technology in a creative interesting way. They started bands, they started creating fanzines. They started doing interesting experiments with electronic devices. It's also the time the first hackerspaces emerge. And that positive creative abuse of technology is something that enormously shaped me. That's how I looked like back then. And it was the time around 1992 and 1993, that I wanted to create something. And I called it monochrome. The basic idea was to form something like an organization that could do interesting projects. We started with a fanzine because the basic idea was, how can we teach people about the cool stuff that's going on in our life and our sphere of interest? And how can we learn from them so we somehow have to get our hands on them. So we thought magazine fnz is a good way. At the same time, we realized, well, only people who are interested in underground culture interested in fanzines, or even know what a fanzine is, many people that we wouldn't like to talk to we thought or not online. So what
could we do? And
it was a little bit of a dilemma. The basic question is, if no one wants to listen, how can you actually send out messages that people understand and want to hear? So the basic approach of monochrome since the 1990s didn't change, you want to find the perfect weapon of mass distribution of an idea to find the right medium to tell a story. And I mean, there are many media out there, so you can try. So we started as a fanzine but not that many people read fanzines. We tried political pamphlets, and not that many people are interested in that. So why not try creating a puppet show, or a computer game, or a performance on the street or a musical or a movie or a theater play? Sometimes we even bury people alive. We do that because we want to teach people about medicine. We want to teach people about the history of the idea of death, and how that changed over the centuries. If we look around in our office, we definitely find things from like three decades of our projects, all the leftovers that we don't need any more, we stored in somewhere here or put them on the wall. And if you look around, you can always spot something that is related to robots. For example here
for example here
in 1999, so something magical happened. It was the birth year of Robo Exotica and Robo Exotica is the festival for cocktail robotics. And we are creating it together with shifts ever since for 21 years now, and I can't tell you I've seen a lot of weird shit as Robo Exotica. First of all, why cocktail Robots Well, people like cocktails People like parties People like robots, so Why not combine those elements And actually attract a crowd. people to go there. robotica we're interested in machines that mix cocktails surf cocktails. Light smoke cigarettes off or buy food. Have bar conversations. That's a great Turing test right there. So first of all, we have have to ask ourselves what is Robots. So with public book about Robert Exotica cup With musical and there are some nice definitions here. Machine That looks like a human being has the capacity to perform Human tasks. That's from Webster's dictionary. I'm not sure I agree with that. Because really, why does it have to look like a human? hmm wow, I'll see well We have an intelligent connection of perception to action. That's from the mobile robots book. Well, I kind of like that. And what's that? Your plastic pal who's fun to be with? From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, huh? how
incredibly great Johannes, let's hear it
passage from that book
the cocktail of primeval months spat out human spirit out of evolutionary and euphoria that spirit was eager to tools of evergrowing extravaganza in order to hand over all the dangerous and annoying and boring work. Currently robotics is the result. of this development. The central question is how to transfer the efficiency of human actions onto a couple of chips in a metal Case results. Our world is inhabited by vast amounts of Semi pseudo intelligent gizmos whose overall practice remains unnoticed. Which spare us plenty of Everyday struggles, ATMs production halls subways. The lawn is always neatly trimmed if the solar driven lawn more surplus automatically.
That's all a little
bit boring. If you asked me Back
in the post war years, our society He was on the threshold to becoming a modernist utopian society. It was the chance to reorganize the political economy on the basis of technological progress. This has been the Promise of progress ever since, in the long run technology would free us from the hardships of working to bring about a life of endless leisure time eventually replacing certified With culture on the human to do list, the post industrial society seemed to be within reach robots were the main agents of this scenario and it was collectively held loose and needed to that they would enter our households to take over all this stupid and annoying work that needs to be done anyway. Our manifesto
reads the following since the 19th 60s the AI researchers are stuck in an eternal spasm of intelligence. The first efforts to create artificial intelligence they'd back to them 1960s just when Armstrong was plotting around you Mayra tranquilly tadesse During it he had invested its victory pray, moon rocks, and everything seemed possible First artificial brain was foreseen to exist at the turn. of the century. In fact, I do not even trust my toaster. The cocktail
was the perfect symbol A life pointing towards a person why post work utopia. It stood for a tasty, mundane and cosmopolitan indulgence. It comprised only the best ingredients from all over the colonized World most of which incorporated whispers of fire off paradise. In the way tropical fruits do, cocktails were messengers from the world that economically aims at one's benefit still oblivious of that. The ecological rundown of the idea of global economics lying just a few years ahead, plus the cocktail also stands for human inventiveness with the tricky soft technological proceeding. To mix one end, the never ending flow of new recipes and mixtures developed on the basis of trial and error. So
the question was if cockta robots do not exist in 1999 who can create them for us? So the idea was to start a festival where he would actually challenge people out. They're to create a cocktail robot and deal with the complex environment of a cocktail bar in a robotic way. People are interested in robots. People like cars. cocktails and drinking and bar atmosphere. So people come to our Event primarily You want to see how this stuff Looks like if it works If it fails or not But most of the time they just hang out. out there and talk But they don't only talk about themselves and with their friends, they start talking about the machines. They start talking about. about technology taking
all this into account. We might even suggest that cocktails are the most concise Signs of human culture on the threshold to post modernism Robo Exotica Xena Who wants to connect with people from all over? The world who are working on the same project and to introduce others to the idea and get to them to join in plus practise without is no practise at all but merely something that looks like Mr. Bean trying to park his car. You suddenly see
guests like talking to the creators of the machines, looking into the guts of the machines, asking how Did that work? How did you make that? How did you solve that problem and in the And we have so many people who come back to rob Exotica, the next But not as guests But with their own Little cocktail robots and it doesn't even matter if the machine works perfectly, you know, like You're not a tech startup. The wonderful thing about robotic is To see interesting, wonderful approaches to technology that you wouldn't see anywhere else. This
combination of exhibition Interesting talks about futurology drew international attention. Towards the festival and we were able to get top class speakers from all over the world for the event like First and science fiction author Cory Doctorow. I've seen so
many robots suicides and robots I can't even cry anymore. There's this wonderful story and I'm so sorry. We can show you a video of that but before Friend of mine built a machine and it had a plexiglass casing. And he brought the machine and he was very proud and put it on the table. It turned it on, and it should mix its first drink and you could actually See the glass in the plane glass container and the glass would fill up with a Wonderful screwdriver But it didn't stop. Kinda overflowed and they were still like more alcohol coming, more alcohol coming and Hold the robot drowned in its own alcohol. The thing never delivered Single cocktail, only the one that killed it. So what can you
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This is what I
would call heavy machinery. Robot market is the most inefficient and most Beautiful mohito making robots in the known universe. It's moving today. Shain with compressed air so it is enormously loud. You can stand next to it and have a conversation. You'll probably lose your Hear Cheers to that Johannes. This machine here makes an layered cocktail of different forms of alcohol. It is very, very beautiful. And here we have The robot Jesus Robot Jesus is a contraption that changes water into wine so you have to pour in water and the machine has they'll serve wine. The machine was created by somebody One who worked for Pixar how you kind of see it into the to sign off the machine this machine from running delivers a cocktail but as steam It turns absinthe into vapor and you you inhale it through the brain. Have a debt sheep. What a lovely
story. Johannes Let's have a look
at the video that was taken in 2010 so 10 years Go to give you a little overview How Rob Exotica looks like
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This is a very analog arcade game. It's called shot bots. And by using the joystick, you would actually move a camera and a little pipe, you would aim the camera and the pipe at the face of a person push
fire, and it would spit vodka at that
person. So you would have to try to hit the
mouth of the person you would actually like to give vodka to. Sometimes that didn't really work that well so people got it in their eyes. But the good thing is that we're not in America, and we don't have to sign damage waivers if people go to an event like that. This is a neat machine called plasma stop. That is a special thing. For most counterculture or over the counter culture,
Exotica works on a collective interface to remind us of the pristine idea of robots serving us and to focus again on the cuddle journal meaning of robots, capitalists slaves for tomorrow's cocktail parties. Over the years, we
have seen that more and more cocktail robots use a form of gamification approach.
I do want a cigarette.
What's your name? Gordon? Yeah, garden. We have two young artists from Ghana. And we built the web bots. Smell means
to throw in Dutch because we developed it in the Netherlands. Don't ask why. But yeah, that's true. That's a fact. And we have here nicotine cybernetics machine. The input is the demanding smoker. He wants a cigarette. He's starving for cigarettes. So he just shout out chick which means siggy in Austrian slang, and yeah, then the robot starts its procedure and yeah, he will throw you a cigarette directly into your mouth. My name is Leo
pesta. And yeah,
and you worked on the machine
together, we work together we kind of did all the hardware and software together because we both media artists and work in this field for several years now. And Okay,
he provided us with geek cousins. Because he was he was responsible for the face detection calculating the
triangle Eyes mouth, and then we know kind of besides what a mouth should be and can try to find it and shoot cigarette
for example, only gives you a cocktail if you win bicycle race against your opponent. We have also seen that with computer games one group created a form of snake. So you would play the snake computer game and you would have to collect lemons and cherries and stuff like that. By collecting those items, you would actually move Mix your cocktail you would get cherry juice or lime juice or whiskey so only by really playing well. You would actually get a good drink. Coco was pretty much A concrete mixer, full of screwdriver and you would have Have to get on the floor in front of it. With a funnel and it will Tilt itself and Pour alcohol into the funnel. So it was pretty much a mixture of a car. machine and waterboarding device We don't know why but there were malfunction and 60 liters of screwdriver dumped onto the floor and the Bad part was that all the electrical outlets were in the floor. What was bad about this situation was that almost any Tire US Embassy in Austria was at Forbes article that night because we've got some fun from them to fly in American itis silver Almost electrocuted the entire US Embassy in Austria. cocktail terrorism One of my favorite contraptions in that arena was a game where you would actually wear a backpack So you would be mobile and you play against an opponent also wearing a backpack The basic concept was a laser tagging So you would run around Through all the guests on All the different levels of Robert Exotica Shoot at each other, but you would only get ammunition to shoot the other person. If he would suck vodka. out of your backpack. And of course, the more you suck out of your backpack It's a little bit harder for you to at And should we do not interact? Courage binge drinking. Robo Exotica but sometimes Robots make the day Hide for you. We had one machine that was actually Trying to find out With a facial next ignition system who is The most drunk person in the room It will follow that person and give that person more alcohol. So the Certain Way It was an escalation machine we never really knew If that worked, and I doubt it, that someone built a facial recognition system That can tell you if you're inebriated or not People were seeing the robots following them and completely free to No, no, no go away. I don't like that. I'm not that drunk. Leave me alone. Perfect emotional machines in the Since this is a robot dress created by unlock the plate, it is a truth or their game. The person wearing it was walking around at Rob Exotica and offering other people to play Game of truth are there and there was the possibility to win a cocktail with that. And this little fellow was really interested in giving you beer. This
is good. Johannes, this is shot
from above. Also a game you would have to get under it, look up and try to catch the dream. That's delivered to you by the system I haven't yet talked about by foot. Of course barefoot is very important if you go to an event and drink a lot with alcohol, you need something in Your stomach like we call it old. lager in German and this One of my favorite one to lug machine and it is the To maths, it creates a specific kind of pancake. And it was so popular over the years. As a returning contestant The German TV Science and invited savox, the creator of the machine to the TV studio, and here's the A little video about its
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Robo exotic has a very friendly, but also challenging environments. Let's have a look at this machine
it creates the perfect to dry martini based on Your brainwave patterns Joe has This Brian Spring wanted to serve the world. Non vegan via food and experimented with the electrocution of sausages
He Built in electric chair
Over the years we have been working together with Many hackers nerds roboticists and artists. The technological sphere but We're also in good Contact with graphic designers an illustrator For poster designs, but also With photographers here, you A wonderful design by Josh Allen And that we liked so much that we create One of our posters out of it Which has recently published it coffee table book about monochrome and oh projects and there are many pictures of robotic and as well how incredibly great Joe
Have a very very pleasant Johannes, you're running out of time. Yeah, you're right.
There's this wonderful quote by Michel Foucault It is not important what you want to know but
why you want tonight
and I know there are Many hackers out there, many tech people out there and you have Questions about technical details. And I didn't talk about that at all in my talk because I think honestly, it is not that important Raspberry Pi's are not expensive. You just get them Play around with them. Get a pump That's it. The really important aspect is having an idea of putting something into that machine that you Really like and that you really want to see. I hope that you will be able to Come to Vienna at some point Your machine I would be very interested in that? So I'll see you on the other side. Let's do a q&a. I hope to see you there. Thank you please shut up. you beg vomit
Thanks for help, help.
Sorry. Thanks for coming back with us. We're here with Johannes. That was an excellent discussion about cocktail robots. Amazing stuff. Thank you Jonas. You were
Welcome. Thanks for having
right on. We're
taking questions on matrix and we've got some questions lined up already. And we're going to start right away. So what are your favorite ways to evaluate portend to robots
and AI There are so many ways and as you have seen in the Presentation they are so diverse Worse and we have so many different approaches of what they want to achieve with their machines. So there is definitely One of the top priorities and people don't consider that when they build a machine for Robo Exotica is durability. Can you imagine we have like all these four days of robots usually starts Thursday evenings, Thursdays a big nights we have probably between three 1000 people coming over the weekends to Robo Exotica and can you imagine? Like even 500 drunken people trying to use a machine you Where's the button? What is going on? So most machines have broken within like Two hours because they do not Consider that drunken people will be alone. Little bit rough with machinery, the process Don't even know how does it work what's going on. So Machine making it through four days. rope Exotica without breaking Is it almost winter Guaranteed winner. But then there is So many I mean, it's hard to see Sometimes the designs brilliant and even the design is something that makes it good candidates. So for example, we had one machine a couple of years ago. The people And it actually was fitting to my outfits here. They they made it Pirate King, you know, like they built a whole pirate team and you could go into the pirate cave. And there was this like slumpy like old 30 pirates with a tube sticking out his mouth and you would have to dance for the pilot, you would get pilot ads and you would have two bands too. A pirates song. And if you did the right dance moves, so it was kind of like a weed control interface. And if you did the right pirate dance what a pirate The pirate would puke bra into your cup and then but I mean the thing was just like puking, right i mean The thing the grog was discussing, of course, but that was part of the whole thing that you Get a pilot pukes into your
idea the pirate key if the song and everything It was so brilliant they they definitely want but that is not comparable for example To a machine that is super efficient. We had a machine for many many years called Merrimack. Mountains to collect the planet where else came from. And that machine really made a solid 1000s 1500 sometimes 2000 cocktails over like one to three days. And they were really brilliant cosmos and screwdrivers and all kinds of good cocktails so they were fast And they were good so they were also witness but the verification completely different than the puking pirate. You know?
very creative, very creative.
Our next question
is what is the minimum required proof? Self sterilized the machine and has Going up recently I
mean the last Robo Exotica was last November. They're cool cool, we think It hasn't happened yet back then. But There will be a new Exotica this year. Hopefully If you don't get the second wave, you're doing pretty well in Austria At the moment, but you never know if something goes well everyone It's over and then you get slap in the face. But if everything goes well, this is where Exotica is on the 19th of November and until the 22nd of November in Vienna at the museum's courts. And we already have to deal with the fact how many people do we let into Exotica DC Do we have additional sterilization taking Need to something like that. Usually people admirable exotic They think already in the US before they have been Thinking about sterilization. We have with scenes where you have Just like the interface was pretty much like sucking a vibrator and stuff like that. So at some point people were really like keen on like, not having like 2000 other people suck the same dick you know and so get out God so there's there was Always a necessity. at an event like we were excited to Think about sterilizing stuff, self sterilizing. machines we haven't had that yet. Sometimes we have machines that would, where you have to like suck something or we'd have to, to get in physical contact with the customers. It would be the cup that all the other peoples would use. Sometimes we had things that would kind of dim the cup into a bullet into it like like one machine was dipping the cup into cups Water for example for a couple of seconds and then lifting it out again, but that really depends on what the machine wants to do. Sometimes you change The mouthpiece or sometimes you change the pipe of the tube Sometimes you have a cycle at the end of The night where we have One machine was making Why it's Russia. And you can imagine there's milk in white rushon and milk on it for days. If the stays in the tubes. If you Like we'll get stinky over time, you know And they have Cleaning mechanism before they would pass Like hi like, like Like a kinda like 80% Alcohol and hot water through the system and benign den to clean out the old milk Stuff like that. Yeah.
Yeah. something to definitely think about when you're building one of those machines. Oh yeah. So next question. is how do we start this and also how do we not get closed down?
Well The question depends on where you are. If you are in the United States of America, the chances Getting shut down are high in Australia. You know like we don't have to over 21 years old rule for bars. exotic car. I mean sometimes we have like 10 year old kids running around. Of course we wouldn't give them alcohol. But we would have to keep Stay tuned. people interact and I mean we have family afternoon on Sunday. Usually at Google Exotica where the whole family with the baby strollers shows up And it looks at all the machines, many machines actually offer For non alcoholic beverages, so You're like just banana juice. And coke or whatever you can Come up with so there is no Not the problem in Austria. With this life strict Puritan over 21 blah blah blah blah blah. It doesn't happen. We do Robo Exotica in the US in the bay. Two or three times and A friend of us who was running bar games By GameStop Robo games, David Caulkins and Simone de la Steve are running Robo games for many, many years. They added a category bartending to the robo games because of Robo Exotica and because They came to Robert Zoellick a couple of years and we liked it. So they introduced the car In the US, and then they also did for Some years their own Robo cocktail event called them Are game a BB bullets was called by robots. And attendance, kind of like Two or three robotic That we tried in the US and The bar games think I always have the feeling that
is such a person Perfect spots and Europe is such a perfect spot for that kind of stuff. Because people give less facts about the world. In the US, it's just like the buyers want to sell through And this and then over 21 years, so It's so it's so like dampening in a certain way. So I never found that cocktail robot event. In the US that came up after we started it Kinda like we're super fun is one I heard in the DNA lounge going on? Right now I've never been there. Also they never contacted us in any way. So I don't know what those guys Doing it if it's fun what the I've never been there but I think You need certain levels have energy going On and the And I can provide also many People think it's very conservatives Vienna can provide a certain level of anarchist experience that is needed for calcula robotics. Yes
Vienna and Austria. They're so centrally located. It's really a great location. It's such a beautiful town. There. So our next question is do you have Nurses on call to take care of Alcohol comas Well Most of the
time We are the nurses. And
I've seen weird shift going on. Oh my god. I've dragged out many, many drunk people out of Rob Exotica Have I've seen cocktail robot makers being very pleased of people puking on their machines and stuff like that, but honestly, that happens very very seldomly. So most of the time I mentioned it in there and of course you tell the stories that are kind of like over the top like Almost killing the US embassy staff. stuff like that, but most of the time is a very pleasant and very friendly and very consensual event and not that many Bad things happen. Of course people go there and sometimes do what we're doing. They drink too much. And then of course you have to have some level of security going on you have like two or three bouncers or something. like that and then we will take care If like people really started like taking Partner sheets because they are drunk and electric. You go outside, you build your own machine and then take it apart other people's money. But yeah, but nurses Wasn't really necessary so far. I can't be Remember that we had a single Like paramedic having to show up Robots We had a couple of fire lines No. So Yeah There were machines who started burning that that happens. I mean if you do a machine and you create a machine That is dealing with liquids and electricity. We had kinetic robots They didn't use electricity but if you use like TriCity and liquids and sometimes Fire it happens so We had Fire Department Keep right so what
percentage of the machines were powered by electric In the wall or have their own battery Power
Oh battery power Only mobile units if you have something like a delivery machine that just like maneuvers around in the crowd, of course that stuff has variable Or it's just like some kind of a coup as we say in German It's like two rechargeable batteries but I would say like 99% of the machines were in some form, electricity based. We had a couple of really nice ones that were really kinetic. That kinetic machine That didn't use any kind of external power source just like you know, like some like heavy rocks or something that notices like non words and use that kind of stuff. Yeah.
There was a one picture in your presentation that had this big wheel. With a handle, so I don't know if that was one of the ones that you were referring to. But you've got one more question for you. Yeah, what was the most competitive game over the years or the robo exempt Exotica. Oh,
whatever you do, I mean Humans are crazy humans.
we have cocktail robots for dogs. Just like On the floor and the dogs come looking but humans are very competitive. What else? Are you presented with whatever game it is? They want We'll be fighting like it's like world war three. It's just like all The games are competitive and if People a new breed and they're even more competitive, too. Like I saw I presented the one thing with the
The laser tag tag team This was just like pure madness, people. We're like running around. Like through crowds of like 20 people like pushing them away just to be crazy. Yeah, yeah, that's true.
You know for some people you don't want to get in the way. have their drink. Yeah, yeah. Now Yeah. Or next question then we've only got a few minutes left. Yeah. brainwave controlled motion would be nice since you need To focus operate, has this been tried
brain waves controlled motions. We definitely had like a couple of ready A brainwave, like eg controlled robots. There's even one In the presentation, it was like doing the perfect man tip for you a dry you're not so dry. Martini based on your brainwave patterns but we have For example, a cocktail Robot game. That's where you would control with your brainwaves. Can I get a remote controlled car And you would move the car around To deliver stuff. So that was really Really interesting and that worked actually pretty well. Yep, yep.
All right. Well, we're just about time. I really want to thank you very much Let me just make sure we've got all the questions. One more Question and hope has had several talks about maker spaces. Have they participated or should they in robotics at all? Oh,
yes. I'm very proud of Ghana because we have Metalab in Vienna and Metalab was One of the first like there's this seemed like a Cambrian explosion of hackerspaces that happened in 2000. Seven windows when Nick fire did the tour through all the max spaces and stuff so mail lab was kind of like Also one of those hackerspaces that became kind of like the blueprint of many other maker spaces and metal that has been part of Robo Exotica since the beginning of Metalab, so it's Vox. That machine the machine Machine making machine So x is a member of metal and for example Some of the machines we saw they became out of metal that there, there are people like there's this like wonderful little makerspace in Durango, Colorado for example, and People from there came to Austria to show kapa robot so from a makerspace in Durango in color model so yeah make a space community hackerspace can be Unity Absolutely. We have seen many wonderful missions. Yeah, yeah.
What do you have Matson
oh one thing challenge challenge. What we have not seen yet what has not done yet What's not been done yet is kind of like a defrag machine. We always One of the machine where you put in a cocktail and it takes it away. Parties you know, like with a centrifuge or something like that taking apart the alcohol or the the sugars or stuff like that. So like the Reverse Engineering. cocktail robots has not been done yet. A couple of people trying to But they were afraid that the centrifuge would malfunctioning I don't know. But that has not been done yet. If that is a challenge and it is
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