Thirsty Thoughts

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Thirsty Thoughts

02 Oct 2019
Rack & Crown (Powered by Rackspace)
Rack & Crown (Powered by Rackspace)

WHAT IF YOU COULD POUR A BEER USING YOUR MIND? WELL, NOW YOU CAN.

Enter the world of EEG powered beer pouring robots, at the Rackspace Rack and Crown Pub Garden (brought to you by Thirsty Thoughts).

In the Summer of 2016, a serial entrepreneur, robotics expert and neuroscientist walked into a Bristol bar for a Sunday afternoon drink and catch up. A year later, they walked out with the first fully functioning mind controlled beer pouring robot, Homer.  The robot utilises EEG technology, which allows us to track electro-pulse activity in a participants forehead and ascertain how focused they are. We then translate that data into how well their pint is poured. Simply put, a frothy mind = a frothy pint! Two years after Homer’s inception, having poured over 10,000 mind controlled pints, Homer finds itself on its third iteration. With each iteration comes a slicker robot with higher functionality, better gamification and more sophisticated technology as the driving force behind it.

Come with your mind switched on and ready for a beer!

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