Engineers would say that you can't let us designers run unchecked, otherwise everything would be touchy-feely and impossible to make. I get that. But by the same token, when you leave the engineers in charge, you get super creepy machines like this:
Enter a caption (optional)
Look, I'm not denying the thing might be useful. They demonstrate it making the correct choice between Corona and Michelob Ultra, and the design is such that you can kick it over and it cannot get back up to pursue revenge. But there's a reason they don't show a dog in the video, even though it fills a dog bowl with water; I can't think of a single canine that wouldn't attack this thing.
More proof of an entirely engineer-based development team: The voice-over states that they'll make it "in various colors to suit any taste or décor." Right, because the main way you adapt something for, say, a a Victorian interior versus a modernist one, is to make it magenta.
Join over 240,000 designers who stay up-to-date with the Core77 newsletter.
Test it out; it only takes a single click to unsubscribe