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Beeri front and center on iPhone
Published Friday, November 4, 2011 12:13PM MDT
While some iPhone4S users have had a lot of fun asking Apple's assistant app Siri all sort of questions.
Developers from Nashville marketing agency RedPepper dreamt of having a virtual personal assistant that could do more than provide smart comebacks.
They wanted Siri to pour them a beer after a hard day's work.
From that idea, Beeri was born.
Beeri is a robot that, attached to Siri can pour beers in a rather unusual way.
It works by having Siri send a tweet, via text messaging to Beeri's twitter account.
Beeri is enabled with WiFi so whenever it sees a new tweet come through it goes into action.
The action, of course, is to drive full speed ahead into a metal wall with a spike on it.
The beer is then funneled into a glass.
The developers say further work is needed to fine tune the robot before you see Beeris flying across every bar in the known world.
But for now, it's just a fun way to get a real beverage from a virtual assistant.