I can finally say my dreams have come true. No…Brad Pitt didn’t ask me out on a date, but the greatest invention of my lifetime has been created — the Coffee Bot, a robot that delivers coffee and can be controlled from anywhere in the world.
Let’s say your boss asks you for a cup of joe, but you have tons of work to do and don’t want to get up and deliver it to him/her…that’s where the coffee bot comes in. Sure, you still have to actually make the coffee, but no more delivering the coffee like a lowly intern! Or, let’s say you know your co-worker is getting up from her desk to get some coffee, but you feel lazy and don’t want to get up — you simply tell your friend to pour you a cup of coffee and send it over with the Coffee Bot!
Don’t worry, the coffee bot doesn’t only deliver coffee around the office — I mean how boring would that be? — it can deliver letters, small packages, and anything else it’s able to hold on to with its cute little gripper, which is controlled from the user’s laptop.
A Little Coffee Bot History
The creator of the Coffee Bot is one of Collaborizm’s top users, John Rodriguez. John was inspired to create this project because he was fascinated by the idea of controlling a robot from his computer. Also, John loved the idea behind Collaborizm Founder, Steven Reubenstone’s, pizza drone (yes, a drone that delivers pizza) and was inspired to create a robot that could deliver something everyone loves, coffee. I cannot forget to mention Harsha Alva, who has also made tremendous contributions to this project.
Below is a video of the working prototype!!!
First Person View
The coolest feature of the Coffee Bot is that the person controlling it can see exactly where the Coffee Bot is going through a camera. So, when your coffee gets to delivered to its desired location, you can see the reaction of the person to whom you are sending the delivery! (Desired reaction is photographed above) In addition, the camera can be moved in multiple directions so that the Coffee Bot won’t bump into desks or chairs and therefore, won’t spill your precious coffee.
I don’t know about you, but once this product comes to market, I will be the first one to buy it. I can pair my laziness with more coffee — how perfect, right!?!
Thanks for writing such a great article on Coffee Bot. 😃