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Flying Robot Bartender Concept Entered in Global Design Contest

A Ukrainian design student has submitted his idea to the Electrolux international design competition, and you might want to grab a drink before you hear this one. This year, the competition is focused on "creating healthy homes," and the Yura drone bartender aims to do just that, though it's still in the early stages of development.

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The Yura personal bartender takes humans right out of the equation, serving coffee, tea, and even cocktails by voice command. The silent flying device aims to mix drinks with personalized caloric restrictions for each user. It will also factor in elements like carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, as well as temperature.

The Yura flying bartender will be Wi-Fi-equipped and self-recharging. Though all these big plans sound ideal, the flying bartender is in the preliminary sketch and design phases, so it'll likely be a while before you can get a Yura to serve tip-free at your next party. You can track designer Herman Haydin's progress on the Electrolux Design Lab website.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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