The study states that, "A bartending robot has to be able to distinguish between customers intending to order, chatting with friends or just passing by."
While the idea of having a robot bartender may sound harmless and interesting, and while I do appreciate the science, it concerns me that one day we might actually see JAMES -- or something like JAMES -- in use. And, thus, we'll have found a way to kill off one of the last great jobs that truly benefits from personal interaction.
Oh, the lack of humanity!
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