Cocktail Couture: Robotic Booze Generating Dress
on 25/06/11 at 4:25 pmBooze News
Meet DareDroid: sexy nurse, geek couture and mobile bartender, engineered into an all-in-one technologically advanced garment. Created by fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht, hacker Marius Kintel, and sculptor Jane Tingley, the team calls themselves the Modern Nomads (MoNo), and their series of garments fall into Wipprecht’s invented family of “Pseudomorphs“. Pseudomorphs are tech-couture pieces that transform into fluid displays—which is exactly what DareDroid does.
DareDroid is a biomechanic hybrid cocktail robot dress that combines pneumatic technology with open-source hardware and human temperament to provide the person wearing the dress with freshly mixed White Russian cocktails. The seemingly sophisticated system is capable of detecting “responsiveness” (re: drunken lowered inhibitions), creating a complicated game of doling out cocktails based on whether engaged viewers enter the model’s personal space.