The Internet of Drinks

Lab-Based Research for the Taste of It
  • Marco Lewandowski
  • Kolja Schmidt
  • Christoph Kielhorn
  • Dieter Uckelmann
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 282)


It is not always easy to depict the benefits of RFID and the Internet of Things. Especially in research, it is sometimes challenging to find illustrative scenarios that grab the attention of the audience and convey a positive message of technology usage. Fortunately, researchers around the world are imaginative enough to come up with creative and sometimes – at least in the first impression – funny approaches. This humorous effect should not be underestimated in a world where new technologies raise a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt. The “Internet of Drinks” is an obvious play on words related to the Internet of Things. This paper will describe some example scenarios that utilize Internet of Things technologies to produce, control and monitor beverages and will show some obvious and easy to understand demonstrators.


Internet of Things Automation Sensor Networks RFID 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Lewandowski
    • 1
  • Kolja Schmidt
    • 2
  • Christoph Kielhorn
    • 2
  • Dieter Uckelmann
    • 2
  1. 1.BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbHThe University of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.c/o BIBA GmbHUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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