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Barista Robot Perfects Latte Swirl With Multi-DOF Wriggle

This remarkable barista robot has perfected an awesome human talent - using its many degrees of freedom (DOF) to put a special creative finishing touch on this delicious beverage!

Anthony Boucher thought about this very thing in his 1943 short story Q.U.R., published in Astounding Science Fiction in 1943. A human bartender made a perfect Three Planets cocktail, but there was more to it than just ingredients. It required special movements from a fully-articulated robot with mechanical tentacles!

"I got one of those new electronic cameras - you know, one thousand exposures per second... So we took pictures of Guzub making a Three Planets, and I could construct this one to do it exactly right down to the thousandth of a second. The proper proportion of vuzd, in case you're interested, works out to three-point-six-five-four-seven-eight-two-three drops. It's done with a flip of the third joint of the tentacle on the down beat."


(Robot Bartender from 'Q.U.R.' by Anthony Boucher)


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