Robots are taking over the world–starting with our beer.

by Joseph Alton, @JoeAlton

Cargo, a team of designers and developers based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, are developing a brewing ‘appliance’ called BrewBot that you can control and monitor with your smartphone.


The group has built a fully functional prototype and has launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for a full production run of this very unique concept.

Brewbot promises to use “intelligent technology” to make it easy to have consistently high quality craft beer at home. They swear you don’t even need a background in homebrewing. “Never brewed? No problem.” claims the Kickstarter page. “[Their] goal was to make an easy-to-use, controlled environment that is aesthetically pleasing, and frees up brewers to focus on the recipes. You don’t need to know anything about brewing. You are guided through the process from beginning to end.”

What do you think? Does this take too much of the process out of the brewers’ hands — or are you looking forward to snapping one up?


As of 9/25/2013, the group had raised £32,657 of their £100,000 goal.


An early iPad app for monitoring temperatures and times, and operating valves and pumps manually.


They have built a recipe platform right into the app, allowing brewers to add and tweak recipes.


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