Forget all this human-interfacing, stair-climbing, educational nonsense. It's about time someone invented a robot that could actually do something useful for once.

Well, they have. The Asahi Robocco BeerBot stores up to six tinnies in its tummy and then opens one and pours it for you on request.

This is the kind of higher purpose that technical learning and knowledge was always meant for and we're glad to see someone getting on track.

$799, sold in Japan but instructions available in English.