For some, the idea of drinking home alone is a little uncomfortable. While there's nothing wrong with grabbing a couple of cold ones after a hard day, it's made all the better when being used as social lubricant to share a good time with your buddies. Well, at least for one man from South Korea, Eunchan Park, that dilemma is no more. He's created a robot drinking-buddy that will put an end to those lonely nights by clinking glasses with you and taking shots.

As is the case with most geniuses, the spark needed to fuel Park's creative powers was a moment of sadness. He explains how the feeling of drinking alone one Christmas season fueled him to give life to Drinky, the robot drinking bro:

On Christmas in 2012, I drank Soju(Korean alcohol) alone because I had no girl friend 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.

Surprisingly, after that, the taste became totally to be changed!!!!!! WOW!!!

So, I could finally find the secret of taste of alcohol totally depends on existence of partner.

This is why I made this robot.

Drinky has all the tools necessary for a Soju session, sports game, or wild night at home, as you can see in the video below.

Just pour Drinky a glass.


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"Here's looking at you, kid." Clink glasses with him.


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Down the hatch!


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All the way down.


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His cheeks even flash red when he gets tipsy!


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How does he work? Well, it's pretty transparent(no pun intended). Drinky's body consists of a glass jar to store the alcohol he consumes. This mean you can keep the stashed booze for yourself, our just recycle it with Drinky for as long a loop as your boozing session requires.

So it appears that Mr. Park is done with his lonely Christmas nights, and perhaps you can be too with a little elbow grease and robotic knowledge--or, y'know, some drinking buddies. Unfortunately, you'll likely have to start from scratch as Drinky isn't a mass-produced retail item. Still, he's got everything required of a good booze bro--good glass raising form, high tolerance, red-flushed cheeks, and a thirst for more.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.