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Coronavirus Spain: Robot bar worker aids social distancing

The ROBOT barman pulling pints in Spain this summer: Bar brings in mechanical worker to help with coronavirus social-distancing

  • A bar in Seville, Spain, hired a robot to pull pints – and it can pour 600 an hour 
  • Spanish company Macco created the robot to improve hygiene during pandemic
  • The bar La Gitana Loca got the robot to help business as lockdown starts lifting 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

A robot has been hired to pull pints at a bar in Seville, Spain, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus as the country gradually lifts its strict lockdown.

The robot will be serving beers, or rather Spanish ‘canas’, for punters at a bar in the centre of Seville in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. 

The bar La Gitana Loca (The Crazy Gypsy) decided to use a mechanical worker to help social distancing by serving contact-free pints.  

The nifty device is reportedly able to pull 600 beers in an hour. 

In video footage, the robot demonstrates its impressive skills pulling a pint, needing no help from any bar staff with its contact-free service. 

This robot will be pulling pints, or rather Spanish ‘canas’, in the bar La Gitana Loca (The Crazy Gypsy) located in the centre of Seville in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia

The device then moves the beer to a serving station, ready for a customer to take and enjoy.

According to local media, the robot was created by the Spanish company Macco to serve beer to bar customers in a hygienic way during the pandemic.

Bar owner Alberto Martinez, 53, who also has La Gitana Loca venues in Cordoba and Madrid, told Newsflash: ‘We (himself and representatives from Macco) spoke about this idea before the pandemic, more for those moments when the bars are busy.’

He explained that the bars are very popular with young people and long queues for ‘canas’ (small beers) are often seen on weekends.

A cana costs punters 0.7 EUR (0.6 GBP) a glass.

The nifty device is reportedly able to pull 600 beers in an hour and according to local media, the robot was created by the Spanish company Macco to serve beer amid the pandemic

The nifty device is reportedly able to pull 600 beers in an hour and according to local media, the robot was created by the Spanish company Macco to serve beer amid the pandemic

The robot fills single-use plastic cups with frothy beer that is then passed to the client - completely contact-free

The robot fills single-use plastic cups with frothy beer that is then passed to the client – completely contact-free 

Bar owner Alberto Martinez, 53, (pictured) said he got the robot to help his business during the first phase of lockdown lifting in Spain

Bar owner Alberto Martinez, 53, (pictured) said he got the robot to help his business during the first phase of lockdown lifting in Spain 

Mr Martinez said: ‘Then COVID-19 spread and everything stopped.’

However, he decided to continue with the idea as it will help his business during the first phase of lockdown lifting.

The robot fills single-use plastic cups with frothy beer that is then passed to the client without contact.

Pub goers place their order on the robot’s tactile screen and pay via its built-in computer, according to reports.

Mr Martinez said: ‘The company that makes the robot said it is the only one in Europe serving beer!’

According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Spain has registered 228,030 cases of COVID-19 and 26,920 related deaths.

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