22.07.2015

Cocktail Robot at this year’s Stallwächter-Party

At the 52nd Stallwächter-Party in Berlin, an annual event for the Baden-Württemberg State Representation, the FZI robot HoLLiE catered for delicious cocktails. The 5.3 feet tall FZI robot did not only impress the guests but was also posing for countless cameras.

At the 52nd Stallwächter-Party, HoLLiE showed the SWR her bartender skills.
At the 52nd Stallwächter-Party, HoLLiE showed the SWR her bartender skills.

Under the official hashtag #stallwaechter15 the guests were tweeting about the event according to the motto “GlobalDigital“. For instance, two guests thanked HoLLiE for their “very first robot cocktail” or showed themselves enthusiastic about the robot’s drinks on Twitter.

The regional broadcasting service SWR presented HoLLiE in action in a TV report on the event in Landesschau aktuell, a German news programme. Additionally, a short video can be viewed on Instagram at https://instagram.com/p/47pmx5D9Mo/.

Furthermore, a photo gallery on HoLLiEs Bar can be viewed on the homepage of the FZI. Another gallery on the Stallwächter-Party can be viewed on Facebook for example.

There is only one thing left to say: We really enjoyed the great event and HoLLiE – who actually performs assistance tasks in everyday life whenever she is not mixing cocktails in the evening – returned safe and sound to her home town Karlsruhe in Germany.

Our very special thanks are due to the state of Baden-Württemberg and its State Representation in Berlin, the organisers, guests, and colleagues and in particular to Gregor Scholl (Rum Trader) and Phum Sila-Trakoon (Le Croco Bleu) for this very special night.

Minister Peter Friedrich wurde auf der 52. Stallwächterparty von Cocktailroboter HoLLiE begrüßt.
The FZI cocktail robot HoLLiE welcomed Peter Friedrich, Minister for the Bundesrat, Europe and International Affairs, at the 52nd Stallwächter-Party.
Die FZI-Forscher haben für ihren Projektpartner Schunk einen Treiber für deren 5-Finger-Hand entwickelt. So können auch komplexe Greifaufgaben von Robotern gemeistert werden, wie hier das Halten eines Cocktailglases.
Thanks to a driver for a five-finger hand that was developed by the FZI researchers for their project partner Schunk, even complex tasks, such as holding a cocktail glass, can be managed by robots.
Sichtlich fasziniert nutzen Gäste der Stallwächterparty die Gelegenheit, einem Roboter die Hand zu geben.
Visibly impressed, the guests seized the opportunity to shake HoLLiEs hand.
FZI-Roboter HoLLiE schüttelt auf der Stallwächterparty Karlsruhes Oberbürgermeister Dr. Frank Mentrup die Hand zur Begrüßung.
The FZI robot HoLLiE shook the hand of the Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe, Dr. Frank Mentrup.
HoLLiEs Bar noch vor dem Besucheransturm am Vorabend
HoLLiEs Bar an evening before the beginning of the Stallwächter-Party
Theresia Bauer, Ministerin für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg, lässt sich von FZI-Abteilungsleiter Arne Rönnau die menschenähnliche Roboterhand von HoLLiE zeigen.
The Department Manager of the FZI, Arne Rönnau, showed Theresia Bauer, Minister of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg, the human-like robot hand.
Wissenschaftsministerin Theresia Bauer gab dem FZI-Roboter die Hand ...
Theresia Bauer, Minister of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg, shook the hand of the FZI robot…
... und erlag der Faszination von HoLLiE.
… and succumbed to the fascination of HoLLiE.
HoLLiE bereitete über den Abend 290 Cocktails zu.
HoLLiE prepared 290 cocktails throughout the evening.
Phum Sila-Trakoon, Chef de Bar Le Croco Bleu, unterstützte HoLLiE beim Barkeeping.
Phum Sila-Trakoon, bartender of the Le Croco Bleu, assisted HoLLiE in mixing cocktails.
Gregor Scholl vom Rum Trader in Berlin kreierte eigens für den FZI-Roboter einen eigenen Cocktail namens
Gregor Scholl, bartender of the Rum Trader in Berlin, developed a cocktail called digit.HoLLiE especially for the FZI robot. He and his team assisted her in serving the guests during and after the event.
Die Gäste der 52. Stallwächterparty fotografierten die Roboterdame und ließen sich einen Cocktail zubereiten.
The guests of the 52nd Stallwächter-Party were taking pictures of the robot lady and ordering cocktails.
Souverän mixte HoLLiE bis zum Veranstaltungsende ihre Getränke, als ob sie es gelernt hätte ...
HoLLiE kept mixing cocktails until the end of the night as if she had learned it…
Der für die Roboterdame entwickelte Cocktail digit-HoLLiE wurde mit Bourbon zubereitet.
The cocktail especially made for HoLLiE is to be prepared with bourbon.
Der Bramble Fizz wurde mit einem vom Le Croco Bleu selbstgemachten Brombeerlikör sowie mit Gin gemixt.
The Bramble Fizz is to be mixed with a blackberry liqueur home-made by the Le Croco Bleu and with gin.
Ein Stallwächter-Bramble-Fizz ...
A Stallwächter Bramble Fizz …
... und ein digit.HoLLiE.
… and a digit.HoLLiE.
Per App konnten Gäste auf der Stallwächterparty Cocktails bestellen, die dann von Roboter HoLLiE gemixt wurden.
The guests were able to order cocktails via an app that were then mixed by HoLLiE.
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