Patent Number: 7,577,498

Title: Apparatus and methods for a robotic beverage server

Abstract: A robotic beverage server that includes a robot, a beverage dispenser in fluid communication with a plurality of beverages contained within respective beverage storage receptacles and operable to dispense one or more of the beverages from the respective storage receptacles, and a controller to operate the robot to pick a container and move the container to the beverage dispenser and to operate the beverage dispenser to dispense one or more of the beverages from the storage receptacles into the container and transport the container to a user. A method of preparing a beverage or mixture of beverages that includes picking a container using a robot, moving the container to an automatic beverage dispenser, wherein the beverage dispenser is in fluid communication with and operable to dispense a plurality of beverages contained within a plurality of storage receptacles, dispensing a beverage into the container from the storage receptacles via the automatic beverage dispenser and delivering the container to a user.

Inventors: Jennings; Craig (Dayton, OH), Katchmar; Mike (Troy, OH), Michael; Zane A. (Troy, OH), Potter; Ron (Springboro, OH)

Assignee: Motoman, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 19/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-18 0:00:00