Zero Contact Robot bar

Mentored a team of three undergraduate students to construct a “Zero-contact” Robot Bar for the launch of the alcohol-free beer, Heineken Zer0.0 in July 2020. This was a collaboration between Heineken, Momentum Worldwide and The University of Sydney. The bar featured two robotic arms, named Heidi and Ken, which served Heineken Zer0.0 alcohol-free beer to customers for four days. The concept for the bar was designed keeping in mind physical distancing and zero person-to-person contact for preventing the spread of Covid-19.

A customer approaching the bar would be detected by a camera system which would trigger a conveyor belt to move a bottle of beer to a designated spot. The robot arms were then programmed to pick the bottle from this location and hand it to the customer.

In the media

  • Sydney robot bar will serve Heineken 7News
  • “Robots will crack you a cold one at this zero-contact pop-up bar.” Concrete Playground
  • Heineken launches Australia’s first robotic, zero-contact bar Drinkstrade
  • Heineken Launches “Alcohol-Free, Contact-Free” Bar In Sydney Via Momentum Worldwide Brandt