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Technological Change: Is the End Nigh for Baristas?

Jim Riley

30th January 2017

Automation using robotics continues to extend well beyond manufacturing production lines. Could the service sector be next to experience a robotic revolution.

If like me you've been frustrated waiting for the Costa or Starbucks to make your simple Americano, this use of robotics might signal a welcome change.

The WSK report on CafeX - an automated barista service that can serve up two drinks per minute without fuss.

Will it work? What value is added - or lost - by replacing a human barista with a robot?

The Future of Coffee: Robot Baristas (WSJ)

Jim Riley

Jim co-founded tutor2u alongside his twin brother Geoff! Jim is a well-known Business writer and presenter as well as being one of the UK's leading educational technology entrepreneurs.

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