EVENT PRODUCERS, TIME TO START CONSIDERING ROBOTS


ROBOTS ARE THE NEAR FUTURE

Jimmy Fallon writes http://www.wired.com/2012/12/ff-robots-are-already-replacing-us/ in Wired Magazine, “The robots are coming. And a lot of people might find this scary – but not me!” While robots taking over the world may have been a fear of the past, Robot’s enhancing our everyday lives looks like the way of the future.

The Daily Mail cites http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3560156/Would-date-robot-One-four-claim-looks-like-human.html that in a recent survey of 1,000 British adults http://www.nesta.org.uk/news/tech-me-out-quarter-young-people-would-happily-date-robot, one in four people would consider dating a Robot.

The Daily Beast cites http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/07/poll-finds-1-in-5-people-would-have-sex-with-a-robot.html, pointing out that one in five people would have sex with a robot!

What does this mean for us? Global Event Producers have an amazing new tool at their fingertips: Robots.

ROBOTS CAN MAKE EVENTS MORE HUMAN

Today’s events are full of sensory experiences, mobile interaction, and information overload. While we might believe that the bar is a place for people to take a break and connect on a human level, so often our audiences rush to get their cocktail and move on to the next item on their agenda. Bartenders are often relegated to being speedy drink-pourers instead of the champions of social interaction that they used to be.

Using Robots in this capacity puts the flair back into the bar at the Event. Instead of just waiting for a drink, the bar once again becomes a focal point for engagement, interaction, and conversation. Robotic bartenders serve up the perfect pour in record time and become part of the event’s overall entertainment program.

CROWDSOURCING COCKTAILS

Event Producers can leverage today’s app and social media obsessions to create unique event experiences. Most robotic bartending systems utilize an app for event guests to create, order, and share their cocktails of choice. Robotic bartending systems encourage social sharing around the users favorite spirits and personal specialty recipes. Imagine that the next specialty cocktail at your event can be created organically in real-time by your audience.

CONNECTING AND SHARING THROUGH ROBOT-MADE COCKTAILS

Interested in building a natural connection between your Brand’s CEO and thousands of employees? Program your CEO’s favorite cocktail recipe along with a personal message into the social app which interacts with your Robotic Bartender. By the end of the night, everyone can feel like they got to share a drink with the Boss.

Have a more conservative audience who is too shy to break the ice and start conversation? Let guests start interacting with people they are interested in meeting by requesting a ready-made drink for them at the bar accompanied by a digital “hello”. You could even have their drinks delivered by service robot or drone!

Pre-program personal and signature cocktails into a digital drink menu and get ready to see your guests drink, share, post, and remember your event’s unique Robotic twist on cocktails.

CASE STUDIES

Here are a few of the ways Robots have raised spirits so far:

– The premium level suites at Arlington Park Racecourse in Chicago features Robotic drink kiosks http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150501/BLOGS04/150509992/your-next-drink-at-arlington-park-may-be-served-by-a-robot serving up mint juleps and other fancy cocktails.

– Royal Caribbean features Robotic Bartenders http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/royal-caribbean-introduces-robot-bartenders-article-1.2015449 on their “Quantum of the Seas”. So many people have been YouTubing, Facebooking, tweeting and otherwise sharing the robot bartender experience on social media that the ship has had to increase WiFi coverage in their “Bionic Bar”.

– At the 2016 OppiKoppi Music Festival, GPS guided drones dropped ice cold beer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGZnouOGc5A via mini parachutes to attendees.

– At Robots Bar and Lounge http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/robot-bartenders-in-germany-will-make-you-the-perfect-margarita in Ilmenau, Germany, Carl the Robot Bartender mixes up your favorite cocktails.

Work with EVNT to integrate Robotics and more Technology in your next event.