Thursday, July 2, 2009

Robo Man, Barista at Your Service

While the Japanese may be known these days for their proliferation of anime, kooky prank TV shows and mouth-watering street food, let's not forget how agile they are in the technology department.

Case in point: Robot baristas serving up your morning cup o' joe. Next thing you know, robots will be be doing your laundry, taking the kids to school and then...what would we need people for? Just hire a robot cleaning lady! I wonder how steep the price would be.

Serious Eats posted a fun video demonstration of a Japanese robot girl grinding coffee.

Japanese dramas have toyed with the idea of falling in love with a robot. How...romantic?

Be careful what you wish for!

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