Martini anyone? In May 2006, Motoman
demonstrated just how versatile their DA91C robot was with the creation of the RoboBar.
The dual-arm DA91C is an innovative industrial robot
designed for material handling
. Around 1,000 of these robots are currently installed in automotive plants in Japan and the United States. The same aspects that make this robot an asset in the factory make it perfect for drink-dispensing
. The DA91C is compact and flexible. It comes equipped with a NXC100
controller in its base and two arms, each with five axes. Jaw gripper EOAT
hold the dispensing
guns, glasses, and bottles.
The RoboBar can replace four bartenders and work 24/7 with complete accuracy. It has already become a hot item for casinos, cruise ships, airports, and hotels. This relatively new Motoman robot
can be integrated into existing bars. The electricity used to run it is minimal. With no mistakes, spillage, or need for tips, this machine saves money. Orders are entered by customers or servers using a touch screen.
The RoboBar workcell
is available in three different versions: E, HP
, and NA. The RoboBar E entertainment version is slightly different than the RoboBar HP
, the high production work cell
The RoboBar E has a card scanner so customers can be authorized separately. It can be programmed to hold a bottle in one hand and a cup in the other. Both the RoboBar HP
and E have flat screens serving as robot heads. Voices, personalities and images can be programmed. The RoboBar NA is a non alcoholic model designed to serve coffee drinks, soft drinks, juice, etc.