Beer Pouring Machines

RobotIn the United Red Carpet Club lounge in Narita airport is a beer pouring machine [Quicktime] that you load a glass into, taken from the adjacent refrigerator, press the button and watch as it gently tilts the glass and pours beer into it. As it nears the top, it gently moves back into the vertical position, and then finishes up by adding a head to the beer from a second nozzle. The movie clip, from my cellphone, is not quite long enough to catch this last step, but you get the idea.
I took the video while I was there earlier today waiting for my flight back to San Francisco. When I got home, I found an article at Gizmodo describing a robot that Asahi is giving away that will pour beer for you.

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