Barista Bot

I love coffee.  Not the instant stuff, but proper coffee.  Not every coffee shop gets it right, as with everything in life some are better than others.  Some are worth travelling for, some are worth travelling to avoid.

However, I think that regardless of the coffee in this instance, for someone who loves coffee and robots, I’d happily travel to give the Barista Bot a go.

Forget Starbucks’ individually named cups, this is true personalisation!

Created for General Electric at SXSW earlier this year, this wonderful creation is the collaborative design and engineering efforts of Hypersonic and Rock Paper Robot along with Jamie Zigelbaum and Kyle McDonald.

We tried to imagine how we could take a common experience and make it interactive and fun

Using real time data analysis the customer has their facial characteristics carefully analysed and converted into line art (albeit slightly wonky, but that gives the portrait character) before the Barista Bot draws their face into the latte with a carefully measured syringe of coffee.

Check out the images on the Hypersonic site here.

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3 Responses to “Barista Bot”


  1. 1 waterfallsandcaribous March 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Surely your coffee gets cold while its doin’ its thang!!! Cool gimmick though 🙂

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