Sunday, 14 Apr 2024

This beer pump lets you pour a pint by reading your brain

Boozers now don’t even have to think twice about having a beer – as a new mind-reading beer pump does it for them.

Drinkers won’t have to lift a finger for a cold beverage, thanks to the world’s first mind-reading beer pump.

Thirsty thinkers can use the robot technology that controls bother the tap pouring and the angle of the glass.

The robot – called Homer – uses electroencephalogram (EEG) technology to track brain patterns via activity in the forehead.


The more focused the boozer is the better their pint turns out.

Homer began as a fun experiment set up by an entrepreneur, robotics expert and neuroscientist Seth Jackson from Bristol.

It was created just a year later and CEO Seth set up the company Thirsty Thoughts to share the machine with the public.

Seth said: ‘This is the world’s one and only mind controlled, beer-pouring robot.

‘It reads your mind and measures your mental focus.

‘It doesn’t know what your focusing on, you could be focusing on anything, but you’re controlling the robot pour of the tap and the angle of the glass.

‘If you’re good at it you pour the perfect pint, if you’re bad at it you make a big frothy mess all over my robot.’

Eight years after Homer’s inception, the machine has poured over 10,000 mind-controlled pints to thirsty users.

It’s hoped the machine will inspire young people to get into engineering.

Seth continued: ‘We built it eight years ago as an experiment, as a prototype and it’s turned into an amazing business. It’s technology for joy.’

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