Meet the robot bartender
shaking up a storm in South Korea
CABO CARVING ICE CUBE AND THEN STOPPING AND SAYING (Korean): "Do you see this? A beautiful ice ball has been made."
Cabo the six-foot humanoid robot
is the face of a new era of bartending
It is helping to bring safer, contactless service
to Seoul's cocktail-lovers
and has a special flare for shaping ice
(SOUNDBITE) (Korean) BARTENDER AT COFFEE BAR K, CHOI WON-WOO, SAYING:
"Since this space is usually filled with people, customers tend to feel very anxious. I think the customers will feel safer when the robot carves and serves the ice rather than we do it ourselves."
Cabo picks up the more labor intensive jobs
so his human colleagues don't have to
(SOUNDBITE) (Korean) BARTENDER COFFEE BAR K, CHOI WON-WOO, SAYING:
"I don't think a robot can fill the shoes of an actual person when it comes to communication. So when it comes to that, we'll do the service part and the robot will take over a lot of the technical roles, like carving ice."