Monday, November 15, 2010

Roboexotica 2010

Roboexotica is the premier festival for cocktail robotics, held annually in Vienna, Austria. Robots from all over the world compete in such categories as cocktail serving, cocktail mixing, "smoking culture", and human-robot interaction.

Alison Sampson enjoys a perfectly tuned cocktail at Roboexotica 2009

Festival co-organizers Monochrom, known for their highly technical and artistically literate pranks, have selected none other than your editor as this year's artist in residence (Kunstresidenzler). For the remainder of 2010 we will be submitting stories daily from Vienna, Berlin, and Poland. Tune in tomorrow for our review of the food at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.