Meet The “Bionic Barrista” Whose Mission Is To Terminate Millions Of Minimum Wage Jobs

Judging from the fact that fast food outlets like MacDonald’s are installing self-serving order panels inside their restaurants, there should be little doubt that when it comes to shaving labor costs to enhance one’s bottom line, mere ‘minimum wages’ are not good enough reasons why that particular cost component should escape scrutiny.

Another case in point: meet Cafe X which just introduced its first robotic cafe in San Francisco. Not only is its robot capable of making 100 to 200 cups of coffee per hour, it can serve up ‚Äúprecision crafted specialty coffee in seconds, the way the roaster intended”, boasted the company. For now its average coffee costs 40 cents less than a similar drink at Starbucks. With greater scale the price will only drop.

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