Could the friendly barman at your local pub soon be out of a job?

Well if the landlord has an extra £100,000 burning a hole in his pocket, he could buy himself a robotic barman.

Mr Asahi is not only faster at getting you your fav tipple but will never disappear off for a cheeky cigarette, loo break or ever pull a sickie.

The Japanese robot started an international tour at London's Selfridges where he brought the food hall to a standstill, serving up shots of ice-cold Asahi beer.

In fact - Mr Asahi can serve pints in less than 2 minutes, knocking off 13 minutes from the average 15 minute wait.

The quarter of a ton life-size robot took eight engineers 200 man-hours to assemble, and his movements are made possible by animatronics, which use compressed air, which is then controlled and regulated through various valves and electrical switching mechanisms via a computer.

Sky News adds that he even has facial features in LED lights which move from green to red as he strains to removes bottle tops. - learn about it / talk about it / deal with it At parents can find all the advice they will need to keep their children safe online. Designed specifically for parents, the site offers a wealth of up-to-date, unbiased information and advice about how to deal with online safety. Parents can learn about the latest issues and technologies, get great tips on how to talk about online safety with their children and get the best advice on dealing with issues and taking action. Created with experts, Internet Matters provides detailed information, but also signposts to best-in-class resources from individual expert organisations. Our goal is to ensure parents can always access the information that they need, in a format that is clear and concise.