Four Bots for a Brewtopia: Beer Drones, Robo-taps, and Other "Cybeernetic" Organisms
1. The Robo-tap
Robokeg, a New Jersey technology start-up, recently debuted its self-pouring robo-tap last month at a New York City Meetup event. The tap is controlled with an iPhone app, which communicates with a web server built with a Raspberry Pi computer, which is connected to a server motor that controls the tap handle. The application works well in conjunction with credit cards, possibly equipped with RFID, that are tapped against the mobile phones. The program also Tweets every time you pour a beer with it.