CNR 2013: Lectures: Magnus Wurzer (AUT)

Roboexotica - The Festival for Cocktail Robotics

Although today robots have a lot of different applications, still only in very few cases they are involved in interaction with a human end-user.

Progress in the development of "service" and "helper" robots have been very promising in the past few years though.

While robots have been omnipresent in industry and popular culture, at this point in time, there is still only just a beginning of efforts made on introducing robotics to the various cultural environments of everyday life.

ROBOEXOTICA looks at the broadly interpreted field of "modern" cocktail culture, which includes a manyfold of arts that contribute to it.

Until 1999 no attempts were made to create a competition of developing technologies or to introduce cocktail-robotics as an index for the integration of technological achievements in everyday life, and as a means of documenting the creation of new interfaces for man-machine-interaction, a priori dedicated to hedonism.

That void has been occupied for 14 years now, by the ROBOEXOTICA, the Viennese cocktail-robotics festival, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this December.

ROBOEXOTICA tries to establish worldwide contacts with developers of cocktail-robotics and to function as an international platform for anybody interested in the topics addressed.

ACRA - The Annual Cocktail Robot Awards

Roboexotica 2013 will host the 15th iteration of theACRA Awards.

Robots (and theur creators) are awarded trophies in the following categories:

1. serving cocktails

2. mixing cocktails

3. bar-tending conversation

4. lighting cigars/cigarettes ...

5. other achievements in the sector of cocktail culture

6. (NEW) 3D printed paraphernalia:


[image source: Mitch Maltman, Leo Sauerman]
[source: Vive Les Robots!]

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Cafe Neu Romance 2013:
Films & AV


Magnus Wurzer

Magnus Wurzer founded Roboexotica.together with Chris Veigl back in 1999. Now it is time for the 15th edition of the robotics cocktail festival in Vienna.

Magnus Wurzer: Roboexotica 15th edition
In Prague Magnus Wurzer will hold a presentation on Roboexotica during the Cafe Neu Romance festival (27-30 November 2013) at Galerie NTK.

Galerie NTK
Technická 6
16080 Prague.