World Economic Forum

Davos, CH
23-26 Jan 2017

Hello, Robot
@ Design Museum

Gent, Belgium
27 Oct 2017 - 15 Apr 2018


Bionic Bar

Quantum of the seas, Germany


more info:

Makr Shakr website
World’s first crowd-controlled robotic bar is now sailing on Quantum of the Seas!

Quantum of the Seas, the new flagship of Royal Caribbean – which will set out in November 2014 from the port of New York – will host the most advanced technology in the field of service and entertainment. The star feature of course: The Bionic Bar powered by the only Makr Shakr.

Designed by Carlo Ratti Associati, the bar’s mechanical arm prepares cocktails ordered by tablet, right in front of you, doses of alcohol will be by the notebook, pun intended, just without the roosters touch. The drinks that are served will be perfect as a result and can be celebrated even in the non event of escaping shipwrecks.


Quantum of the Seas passengers will start the Bionic Bar experience by tapping their RFID
bracelet on one of the tablets on display. Besides choosing from standard and signature recipes,
guests will be able to entirely customize their drink with an almost limitless number of
combinations. Guests will have the possibility to name their own creation, access their order
history and reorder their favourite cocktails, while rating and commenting on them.!
From a single slice of lime to a spoon of brown sugar, robots will perform every guests desire by
muddling, stirring, shaking or straining spirits and sodas.!


This showstopper is destined to become a main attraction for tech-savvy travelers. We are proud to contribute to this next generation of state-of-the-art cruise liners.

For more information, please visit:


Makr Shakr team: Carlo Ratti, Giovanni de Niederhäusern, Saverio Panata, Alessandro Incisa, Damiano Gui, Caterina Falleni, Charlotte Baumert Fabrizio Zanette

Special thanks to Royal Caribbean Newbuilt and Design team, F&B and PMO departments