Robot opens beer bottles

College student creates automated bartender

Apr 26, 2002 - A University of Florida engineering student has created a robot that opens beer bottles. He calls the robot Abor, which stands for Autonomous Beer-Opening Robot.


The robot operates by rolling along a bar, taking the bottle, steadying it, putting the opener under the cap and liften it before backing away from the bottle.

The robot is built from 150 parts, has 60 feet of wiring and took four months of work.

Jean-Philippe Clerc, a master's candidate from the French Caribbean island of Guadalupe, said he went through 134 beers for calibrations and testing purposes. However, he admitted, he prefers wine and champagne to beer.

"I was trying to do something that was unusual and had never been done before," said.

Robot beer opener