As South Korea recovers from the coronavirus, businesses in the country are getting creative to ensure that their customers are safe. Case in point: a café in Daejon, South Korea has hired a robot barista to take care of making and busing drinks around.
Thanks to the robot, the café only has to employ a single human, who takes care of making pastries, as well as servicing and refilling their robot coworker. The robot can make 60 different types of coffee and deliver them to customers around the café. It can also communicate and transmit data to other devices and contains self-driving technology to calculate the best routes around the cafe.
The company behind the robot, Vision Semicon, is hoping its fleet of mechanical workers could help while South Korean society adjusts to what officials are calling “distancing in daily life” — the next phase of the government’s efforts to relax social distancing rules.