The Future is Robots – Looking at Makr Shakr

In the movie “I, Robot,” robots serve humanity in a number of ways. They cook, clean and do other jobs that humans don’t want to do. While this may seem like a far-fetched idea, it’s actually not that far off from reality. Robotics are becoming more and more advanced every day, and one company leading the charge is Makr Shakr. Makr Shakr is a company that makes robots for bartending and mixology. Yes, you read that right – robot bartenders!


Let’s take a closer look at Makr Shakr, and see how they’re revolutionizing the world of robotic bartending!


A Brief History of Makr Shakr’s Robotic Bartending System

Interestingly, Makr Shakr’s robotic bartending system started its life as a social experiment led by designer Carlo Ratti while he was working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ratti and his team wanted to study how people may embrace digital manufacturing solutions and AI in an unexpected environment, and clearly it went well!  Today, Makr Shakr has grown into a fully fledged business, with a team of passionate engineers and designers working on making the best robotic bartending system possible.


How the Makr Shakr Robotic Bartending System Works

If you want to order a drink from Makr Shakr’s robotic bartending system, the first step is to download the smartphone app. This app gives you access to a huge selection of juices, sodas, spirits, and garnishes that you can use to order your favorite traditional drink or even create your own personalized beverage.


Once it has received your order, the machine goes to work!  It’s able to mix, shake, and serve your drink with millimeter precision in just a few minutes. And while it’s doing so, you can see all kinds of information on its digital display. For example, you can see the list of drinks in the queue, user profiles, the recipes used, and what kinds of ingredients and cocktails are trending among the crowd.


It’s a pretty simple concept, but it’s one that has revolutionized the world of bartending. Not only does it make things easier for customers, but it also frees up bartenders to do other tasks, such as chatting with customers and making sure the bar is running smoothly.


Product Line

Makr Shakr offers a variety of robotic bartending systems. Let’s take a closer look at some of their products.


Toni is their fixed unit. It uses two robotic arms to create customer orders. And it can do a lot with those arms – in fact, it manages up to 158 different bottles of spirits hanging from the ceiling of the bar!

Toni Compatto

If the Toni is too much for you, consider the Toni Compatto, a miniature version of their fixed unit. It only has one arm, and uses about half the space of the full Toni. It also comes with the Barista feature – yes, your new favorite robotic bartender can make coffee too!

Toni Veloce

This is the fastest robotic bar system offered by Makr Shakr. The Toni Veloce can both prepare and serve up to 8 drinks per minute! Perfect for those high traffic venues.


Now, let’s talk about Bruno! This is their mobile robotic bartender that can be placed on any indoor or outdoor ground-level floor. It even comes with its own team of experts to ensure everything runs smoothly!


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