Sometimes getting that right ratio of tequila, triple sec, and lime for a margarita can be difficult. So, why not leave it in the hands, ahem algorithms, of a robot?
Enter Monsieur -- a robotic bartender introduced at TechCrunch Disrupt on Tuesday. The creators of Monsieur are marketing the machine as an "artificially intelligent" robot that "makes great tasting cocktails that keep people happy and businesses profitable."
While novel, bartending, robots are not necessarily a new invention. An event dubbed BarBot has been going on for years; it's where startups debut different kinds of cocktail-creating bots. And, in May, MIT's Senseable City Lab debuted a robotic libation-creator called Makr Shakr that also works with smartphone apps and mixes up users' cocktails of choice.
For its part, Monsieur doesn't come cheap. Initially, there is a one-time $995 install fee and then a monthly cost of $295 per machine.