The Italians have come up with a robotic barista that, supposedly, can make coffee for you.
The above Youtube video doesn’t impress me. As far as I can tell, it takes two humans to nudge the robot (for some reason), which doesn’t appear to be making my grande mocha frappachino with a double shot of espresso anyway. In fact, it doesn’t seem to be doing much of anything, but responding (somewhat robotically) to these two annoying humans poking at its arms.
The robot does have, however, a rather comical-looking football helmet-like thing on its head which — as we all know — is standard issue for baristas. I guess.
I’m not robotic engineer, but I think they have a few bugs to work out.