posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 03:30 AM
Now there are a couple things I didn't think about when reading this article. I was thinking of it more along the lines of the "inebriate-ee."
My guess is that the bar owner would be better off from a business point of view, depending on the cost of the robot. You would only have to pay for
it once, and maybe a maintenance fee every so often. But you wouldn't have to worry about them getting tips or having to pay them wages.
You could also fit a better breathalyzer on them to get an idea of when to cut off the drinks. And barring any "big brother" type ideas here, the
robot could record the identity of the drinker by biometrics and that could help determine who they are for the taxi it calls.
I just hope robotic bouncers don't come about. I'm sure their punches would hurt...