Robotic arm to make drinks

I have no experience in any robotics, just done some arduino projects. I’m thinking whether a commercial robotic arm for making drinks is plausible.

Basic idea is to have a 6 dof arm with a 1 meter diameter covergae, where the arm will pick a cup, move around adding syrups, sugar, or ice, then put cup on platform to allow coffee or tea to be dispensed.

Is this workable? Can this be done within USD 20k or even less? Where shall I start? What features shall be included, im wondering if things like when arm is being pushed, it goes back to original position?

Also, is there a machine which dispense a fixed volume of ice?

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