asahi beer robot promotionBy David Ponce

Here’s a match made in heaven: beer and robots. For most of the world, it’s a match we are left to simply dream of (you know, slave bots bringing you a cold one, instead of the usual “Get it yourself!”) If you live in Japan however, you should know that Asahi is running a promotion where they’ll be giving away 5,000 fully stocked refrigerator robots. What do these lovely creatures do?

Well, aside from stocking and cooling up to six cans of beer and two mugs, upon the press of a button, the machine will open up a can, and pour in into the mug with a perfect head every time.

To win one, contestants must collect 36 seals found on specially marked Asahi beers. Of course, you don’t have to drink the beer… but then you’d probably be missing the point.

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  1. […] In today’s world, people are designing and making robots to manufacture plastic toys, to play chess, and to be robot pets. It takes pure Japanese ingenuity to create a robot that stores up to 6 beers and 2 glasses, keeps them cold, opens the beer, AND (here is the kicker) pours a perfect beer EVERY TIME. […]

  2. […] Looks out dogs everywhere, man may have a new best friend and it’s the Asahi beer pouring robot. This robot here cools 6 beer cans perfectly in itself. It can also open up a can of beer and pour it into a mug with perfect head everytime. The future is now here. […]

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  5. I have no time or capacity(A.D.D)to read up on a difinitive guide to building Java robots, being the classically visual person that I am “Show me the Robot” IT ROCKS!

  6. Domo Arigato

    The Japanese never cease to amaze me. Japan is the wonderful little island paradise that brought us karaoke, Nintendo, reliable cars, tempura… the list goes on and on. And now they’ve managed to combine two of my favorite things into one m…

  7. […] ???? ???????????? ?? ?????? Asahi ?? ??????? ???????? ?????? ? ????. ??????? ???????? ????????! ?? ?? ??? — ??? ?? ??????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ? ???? ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????? ???????. ?? ?????, ?? ?? ????? ????????? ???????, ??? ? ??????? ?? ?????? ??????-?????? (????? ?? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ????? ??????? ?? ?? ??????, ???? ?????? ?? ?????? “??, ????????, ??? ?????”), ?????? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?? ? ???? ? ?? ?? ???????! ???? ?? ????? ???????, ?? ???????? ?? ????????? Sprite ? ????? ???? ?? ??????… ????? ?????! […]

  8. Asahi – PERFECT!
    You’ve captured the essence of gadgetophilia, geek coolness, and the Ahhh! hit-the-spot moment of a fresh cool one in one fell swoop!
    Ahhhhhh – sahhhhhhh – hi!

  9. The liquid on display is not actually beer. Asahi red, blue and gold is actually `hopatschu` which is a beer like beverage made with minimal malt content. Whether the robot could pour a good `beer` is the real question. And to DOMO, belive me as a Jap resident, this nation is twenty years behind the rest of the world, including Romania when it comes to technology! Believe it! It is a nation of slaves controlled by old baby boomers who still listen to the Carpenters. Thats why robots that pour beer are considered a worthwhile venture. Give any Western university students $500 bucks and they would build something 100 times better!!

  10. Ideal para cuando ya andas medio persa y tus manos ya no te obedecen 100% y corres el peligro de derramar la cheve mientras te la sirves jajaja

  11. Sounds like a product for those who have more money than good sense.

    Thousands are dying in Iraq because the greed and self-centeredness of one country doesn’t have the enough respect for their fellow man to reduce energy consumption, and this company builds a frivouless tool that opens a beer the a person too lazy to open it him/herself. Go figure.

  12. …Beer robots are the best robots?…

    This may be the coolest robot on the face of the Planet. Asahi, makers of Japanese beer, gave away 5,000 of these things for a special promotion, and my only hope is that they find their way to eBay so that I may take one home and love it like it wer…

  13. I just watched this video, well it looks like somebody managed to create a robot that pours beer into mug from a standard sized can…badly. What if you are drinking from bottles, using a different sized can/mug/glass, also having watched a video the beer comes with waaaay too much head on to be enjoyable. Plus you could pour your own in less time AND save money.

  14. haha, that things awesome. too bad the only people that will have those things are people with money to throw away :/