Robot Barista has become a new employee in a South Korean Cafe to help with social distancing.
“Here is your Rooibos almonds tea latte, please enjoy’ with these nice words ,the robot Barista reaches for her drink to customers on a tray installed within the large, gleaming white capsule-shaped computer in South Korean according to Reuters
The report tell that after managing to contain an outbreak of the new coronavirus which infected more than 11,000 people and killed 267.
South Korea is slowly transitioning from intensive social distancing rules towards what the government calls “distancing in daily life”.
Robots could help
Lee Dong-bae, director of research at Vision Semicon, a smart factory solution provider.
And which developed the barista robot together with a state-run science institute,said: Robots could help people observe social distancing in public.
“Our system needs no input from people from order to delivery, and tables were sparsely arranged to ensure smooth movements of the robots, which fits will with the current ‘untact’ and distancing campaign,” he said.
The system uses a coffee-making robotic arm and a serving robot.
Where it can make 60 different types of coffee and serves the drinks to customers at their seats.
An order of six drinks, processed through a kiosk, took just seven minutes. The only human employee at the two-storey cafe was a patissier who also has some cleaning duties and refills ingredients.
Fear about jobs
The report says, the manufacturer and the scientific institute aim to supply at least 30 cafes with robots this year.
According the report student Lee Chae-mi 23, said ”“Robots are fun and it was easy because you don’t have to pick up your order.
But I’m also a bit of worried about the job market as many of my friends are doing part-time jobs .
while these robots would replace humans.”