Cutting edge two-armed droids that can make sushi, play chess and pour the perfect BEER & Future Jo Losses

If Carlsberg made robots! Cutting edge two-armed droids that can make sushi, play chess and pour the perfect BEER

·        Swiss company ABB's robot holds cup with one arm and pours beer with other
·        Japanese firm Kawasaki's SCARA combines sushi rice with fish before serving
·        Thirty brands from across globe showed off wares at show in Bangkok, Thailand 


PUBLISHED: 07:21 EDT, 20 June 2019 | UPDATED: 07:21 EDT, 20 June 2019

Artificial intelligence experts have shown off their latest wares at a trade conference - including robots that can make sushi, pour beers and play chess.

Robot X Manufacturing Expo 2019 attendees in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday, were wowed by a number of two-armed robots.

Swiss firm ABB's robot can hold a cup in one hand - at a 90 degree angle for the perfect pour - while tipping beer into it from the other.

Thanks to its dual-armed nature, Japanese firm Kawasaki's SCARA robot can complete a number of tasks with ease.

As well as combining sushi rice with fish before serving, it can also make pizzas, evenly spreading sauce before adding cheese and other toppings to be cooked.

The company have also said the robot can pack food into lunch boxes, label products and assemble circuit boards.

After successfully serving the beverage, with just the right amount of head, the machine even shakes the bottle to make sure there's no liquid left inside.

Other cutting-edge robots include Japanese company Kawasaki's SCARA that can prepare the country's national dish of sushi.

It uses the two arms to compile pre-made rice with toppings of fish, before transferring them to a dish for serving.

The robot then delicately rings a bell to let customers know their food is ready.

Another robot at the manufacturing show, which will run until Saturday, can play chess against itself.

The pieces in the game have been modified to have a metal object protruding from the top so the pincers can easily grab on to them.

It means the robot does not have to adjust its grip for each individual pawn, knight or queen while playing the game.

A clip from the fair shows the machine quickly moving both pieces from both sides of the board to play the game.

Organisers say the trade show is 'the most comprehensive event on manufacturing robots, software, solutions, and supporting industries in ASEAN'.

More than 30 brands from around the world attended the event in Thailand, which is 'one of the hottest and growing industrial automation markets in South East Asia'.


A report in November 2017 suggested that physical jobs in predictable environments, including machine-operators and fast-food workers, are the most likely to be replaced by robots.

Management consultancy firm McKinsey, based in New York, focused on the amount of jobs that would be lost to automation, and what professions were most at risk.

The report said collecting and processing data are two other categories of activities that increasingly can be done better and faster with machines.

This could displace large amounts of labour - for instance, in mortgages, paralegal work, accounting, and back-office transaction processing.

Conversely, jobs in unpredictable environments are least are risk.

The report added: 'Occupations such as gardeners, plumbers, or providers of child- and eldercare - will also generally see less automation by 2030, because they are technically difficult to automate and often command relatively lower wages, which makes automation a less attractive business proposition.'


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