The moment when many people will be replaced by robotsin their jobs, getting closer. But while such decisions are surprising and interesting. In the cafe Cafe X barista will prepare two drinks in one minute. The thing is, he's not a man. The automated conveyor is fully prepared to accept and release orders at a San Francisco coffee shop.
In fact, experts in Cafe X is still there. But these are technology experts. They help machines work. The idea of such a coffee house originated in 2015. Its creator, Henry Hu, received an investment from the Peter Thiel Foundation, co-founder of PayPal, who wanted to see such a coffee house in action. Today there are already two of them.
Outside, Cafe X looks like a regular coffee shop, butinside you people will not meet. This may seem attractive to many. You do not need to communicate with anyone, no one will confuse the order, and the coffee will always be prepared equally. You can leave an order using a special touch terminal or using a mobile application. Classic drinks cost $ 3. More complex are more expensive.
As soon as the order is placed, roboticthe hand will take up its preparation, after which the drink can be obtained. Do not expect works of art. Coffee is prepared by robots. But you can choose your favorite grain and milk alternative if you wish. Taste should not disappoint you.
People in this coffee shop advise visitors, and also fill up the grain, add milk and water. In other words, they supply robots with everything they need to work.
It is said that visitors appreciated the idea of a coffee shop bydignity and half of them are regular customers. Later this year, Cafe X will open its third coffee shop in San Francisco. In addition, the company is working on an updated Robotic Coffeebar 2.0. The new version will be able to process three orders in 40 seconds. The company believes that their robots in the future will appear outside of coffee shops and various organizations will install them for employees and customers.