Nov 02, 2014 5:24 PM GMT
Officially debuting Sunday when Quantum of the Seas sets sail on its maiden voyage, the robot bartenders take drink orders directly from passengers via tablets located around the bar. Passengers then can watch as the machines prepare the concoctions -- with an occasional assist from a human. The robotic arms draw liquor from dozens of bottles hanging from above and are programmed to add just the right amount of mixers, ice and even lemons and mint.
Like your martinis shaken and not stirred? No problem, says Insica, who spoke with USA TODAY in front of the robot bartenders as they showed off their proficiency (see videos above and below).
"You can (have the robot) shake, you can muddle, you can stir," he says.