The first robotic coffee shop opened in Japan, where a robot replaced a barista to serve coffee to visitors.
Visitors to Tokyo's Henn-na Café, which means "Strange Cafe" in Japanese, where you can enjoy a drink for $ 3. The barista robot, called Sawyer, is able to serve a maximum of five cups of coffee at a time, spending less than 5 minutes each. You can pick up your order in 2-4 minutes, using the received check with a QR-code.
This is the first coffee shop in the world where customers will be served by mechanical staff. According to the owners of the institution, the works will eliminate the problem of shortage of workers and reduce the cost of coffee.
Since the robot barista is able to serve 5 people at once, preparing them in the shortest possible time completely different drinks (latte, coffee, hot chocolate, cappuccino, tea). In addition, he attracts customers, his work is watched with interest.
This technological development is not new in Japan, the travel agency HIS in the center of Tokyo has opened a third hotel "Henn-na", where robots help to register guests and clean the lobby. After two other hotels in Tokyo and Nagasaki in southern Japan became famous tourist attractions, the idea seems increasingly interesting to investors.