In Spain, bar bot serves up contact-free beers

He maybe silent and his moves mechanical but he can pull you a pint without the slightest concern about contamination: meet Beer Cart, the robotic barman serving beer in Seville. Sitting in the middle of the bar at La Gitana Loca (The Crazy Gypsy), the giant robotic arm with a "Captain Hook" pincer smoothly reaches over to a dispenser, takes a plastic cup then spins around to hold it at an angle under the tap. Serving up small draft beers -- or canas -- for just over a week in the centre of Seville, the bionic barman has drawn a steady stream of both customers and curious onlookers.