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Makr Shakr's Bionic Bar.

Customers order their drinks on a tablet, customizing numbers of shots, levels of mixers, and garnishes. The robotic arms then swing into action, drawing precise measurements from among 140 liquor bottles and 16 mixers extended upside down from the ceilin

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Italian robotic bartending systems developer Makr Shakr said its Bionic Bar system has been installed aboard Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas cruise ship.

Bionic Bar's creators modeled the robots' movements after those of dancers, to make them seem less mechanical.

Customers order drinks on a tablet, and the system’s two robotic arms draw precise measurements from roughly 140 liquor bottles and 16 mixers extended upside down above the bar.

Makr Shakr said the system can make up to 250 drinks per hour, and patrons of the system will find it charges the same 18% gratuity charged at every other bar on Royal’s cruise ships.

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