Students at a German university have facilitated the downfall of human civilisation by developing a robot to replace the pub landlord, Ananova chillingly reports.
So far though, the Hermann the barman can only pour pressurised German wheat beer - child's play relative to the fine art of pulling a pint of foaming nut-brown ale.
Professor Thomas Weber at the Technical University of Darmstadt set students the challenge of bringing in a working prototype for £53, in the hope that it will go into mass production.
The misanthrope tried to mitigate his treason against humanity: "We don't want to compete with landlords, merely make their lives and those of their waiters easier."®