|Robot opens beer bottles
College student creates automated bartender
|A University of Florida engineering student has created a robot that
opens beer bottles. He calls the robot Abor, which stands for
Autonomous Beer-Opening Robot.
The robot operates by rolling along a bar, taking the bottle, steadying it,
putting the opener under the cap and liften it before backing
away from the bottle.The robot is built from 150 parts,
has 60 feet of wiring and took four months of work.
|Dailing Under the Influence
Last month - after 95 percent of respondents in a
survey of some 400 of its customers admitted that they
drunk-dial - Virgin Mobile started offering a service
to its Australian customers prone to
"dialing under the influence."
For a small fee, subscribers can enter
a three-digit number and then the number they want
their phone to be blocked from dialing. The ban lasts
until 6 o'clock the following morning.
Other help for those "dialing under the influence" can be
found at SlackerTown.com This site offers a
phone number that people cancall to leave their
drunk-dialed message, which is recorded and
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