This robot may just be the best addition to any party since pong balls.
South Korean inventor Eunchan Park recently created "Drinky," a tabletop robot that can actually be your drinking buddy. Drinky is programmed to knock back drinks with you, collecting all the liquor it consumes into a large jar. That way, your alcohol can be reused. Drinky will also give you a thumbs up for whenever you or your friends need a little extra encouragement.
In the description of a video he created introducing the world to Drinky, Park explained how he came up with this idea:
"On Christmas in 2012, I drank Soju (Korean alcohol) alone because I had no girlfriend at that time. Drinking alone was definitely terrible!! so I couldn't drink anymore. Lastly, I put an extra glass in front of me and poured Soju into it. And then, I cheered by myself with the glass of Soju, as though there was someone in front of me."
Drinky isn't currently available for purchase, but the Art Center Nabi, an art museum in Seoul, is currently helping Park develop it.
The best part may be you never have to worry about holding Drinky's hair back at the end of the night. But maybe Park should think about adding a feature where it holds yours.
Watch Drinky in action below:
(H/T: Elite Daily)