The Somabar is currently up for funding on kickstarter as a countertop robot that works in conjunction with a smartphone app to mix your favorite cocktails. From the project page:
Conventional bottles or containers are bulky, wasteful and boring, that’s why we designed our SOMA PODS. With their friction-fit seal mechanism, SOMA PODS not only store ingredients for your favorite craft cocktails but also detach from your SOMABAR easily. Your airtight Soma Pods plug into a proprietary friction fit seal mechanism allowing for easily interchangeable ingredients while also ensuring your Soma Pods never leak. Liquid is quickly extracted from the Soma Pods using positive displacement pumps to make your cocktail with dead-on accuracy, every time. When you press that button on the app, your SOMABAR will take the ingredients from scratch, infuse bitters (if you are in the mood) and dynamically mix them in precise quantities using positive displacement pumps before pouring out your craft cocktail in less than 5 seconds.
You fill each Soma Pod with the alcohol of your choice and can store the pods in your refrigerator. When you’re ready to mix some drinks, you just pop them into the machine and use their proprietary app to select your beverage. You don’t need to measure and pour anything because the app knows exactly how to mix the drink to your liking and does all the work for you. It’s already fully funded with a few weeks to go, so you can pledge and be fairly confident that you will have your robotic cocktail machine this July.
See more pictures and the video after the break.
(via Laughing Squid)