Beer + Bots

Come to Bent Paddle from 5-7pm on the 3rd Friday of the month through the end of the year, to drink a beer and crack a joke with some famous robots. We are collecting intel for a project to provide humor to elders in care through automated robotic healthcare aids, and we need your jokes! "A robot rolled into a bar..." Come to our first Beer and Bots with jokes to share! These incredibly smart robots were created by Dr. Arshia Khan, professor of computer science at the University of Minnesota Duluth's Swenson College of Science and Engineering. Her programmed robots connect with nursing home residents through a fantastic array of sensors, human-like gestures and conversation–including jokes. But the feedback is that computer programmers aren’t the best comedians. Dr. Khan’s work has made international news for her groundbreaking research, which has been featured by CBS News, NY Times, NPR, and Science Times, to name a few. Check it out 👉 While her robots are already connecting with nursing home residents across Minnesota, this is one of the rare opportunities to interact with these robots in public! So bring your best jokes to share!

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages


Fri. Nov. 18 5-7pm

Fri. Dec. 16 5-7pm

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Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
1912 W. Michigan St.
Duluth, MN 55806