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Tips to the Bionic Bar robots, rendered here in blue, will likely go to the crew welfare fund

Do Quantum's robot bartenders get tipped?

On Quantum of the Seas, do you have to tip the robot bartender?

Yes, Royal Caribbean International's Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, evp operations, told media and travel agents touring the ship at Meyer Werft, in response to one of the trending questions on social media following reveals about Quantum's technical features.

The tips for the pair of robots who'll be tending the Bionic Bar will likely be donated to the crew welfare fund, Lutoff-Perlo said.

The top trending topic about Quantum's technology reveals on Monday was about the ship's enormous bandwidth, more than all other cruise vessels in the world combined thanks to innovative satellite technology by O3b Networks.

That was closely followed, or perhaps even tied, in social media chat by the robot bartenders. And the third most popular topic was Royal Caribbean giving Microsoft tablets to all crew members, to keep.

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