Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Robot Bartender Sells Real Estate

Omniyat Properties, the recently-launched Dubai-based developer of futuristic high-tech properties, is displaying a robotic bar-tender at its stand at the Dubai International Property Show, which opened at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre near the World Trade Centre.

The robot, which can serve both cold and hot drinks, sits inside its own booth, and has two arms similar to those of a bar-tender which allow him to mix any type of cocktails or mocktails and serve them. The Omniyat Robo-Bar, as it is known, can also prepare hot drinks like tea and coffee as well as serve any type of drink.

Omniyat Properties, the real estate development arm of the 2-billion-Dirham (US $550 mil) technology-based group, Almasa Holdings, has become the first company in the Middle East to focus on developing futuristic properties where technology is used to improve people’s lifestyles and enhance the way they work and live.

Ehab S. Shouly, Senior Vice President and Marketing Director of Omniyat Properties, said, "By bringing the first robotic bar-tender in the world to Dubai, and displaying it on our stand, we wanted to demonstrate that our promise of futuristic properties where robots take care of daily house chores is a real promise and not just a figment of our imagination. The technology we’re talking about exists today,”

“Our buildings will be so intelligent that they will recognize you if you are a tenant, and they will give you access and even press the button of your floor in the elevator. They will open doors for you and robotics will take care of cleaning and mopping your homes, and even pressing your clothes. And your voice will be your command,” Shouly said.


Omniyat displays its first robotic bar tender at Intl. Property Show


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's funny, I thought Motoman
had a working bartender a few years ago..
I guess we each get to define "first" for ourselves. :-)

11:43 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger Magnus said...

even if you define "first" as two industrial-grade robot-arms performing graciously mixing drinks - no. i have seen that done by FANUC in 2004 at a fair in Vienna. besides we have had on show several other kinds of robot bartenders at our annual "festival for cocktailrobotics" - the ROBOEXOTICA ... http//

12:24 PM, February 27, 2006  
Blogger Magnus said...

@anonymous: this IS actually the motoman robo bartender (compare logo and appearance at
...the first bartending robot arm i know of is "ernie" by honeybee robotics - alas, i couldn't find him on their current webpage (they sent us a vhs-videotape a few years ago). it already had (better, if you listen to the voice on motoman's video "all drinks"!)personality featuring a "talking" monitor just like motoman.

3:24 PM, February 27, 2006  
Blogger Magnus said...

sorry, forgot to mention: ernie by honeybee dates back to the 80s!

3:27 PM, February 27, 2006  
Blogger Prospector said...

This most likely the Motoman bar.
Here's the link to Robobar...

7:13 AM, March 08, 2006  

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