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‘Robot Baristas’ Serve Coffee in South Korean Cafe as Customers Worry About the Human Job Market

‘Robot Baristas’ Serve Coffee in South Korean Cafe as Customers Worry About the Human Job Market

A café Daejeon, South Korea has ‘hired’ robot baristas to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. This high-tech social-distancing measure uses a coffee-making robotic arm and a serving robot that can make 60 different types of coffee and serves up the tasty java to customers at their seats. These ‘caffeinated’ bots also communicate and transmit data to other devices.

Robot baristas are also equipped with self-driving technology that allows them to seamlessly navigate throughout the café. According to customers, an order of six drinks via a kiosk took seven minutes. While there is only one human employee at the two-story café, a pastry chef who also cleans and refills ingredients, there’s some concern over robots taking over human jobs.



South Korea has reportedly managed to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, which infected more than 11,000 people and killed 267. Currently, the country is slowly transitioning from strict social distancing towards “distancing in daily life.” The manufacturer hopes to deploy more robot baristas to 30 cafés this year.

This South Korean café is staffed by robots to protect people from coronavirus

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Posted by World Economic Forum on Tuesday, 26 May 2020

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