What do you think is the optimal focus for The Coffee Bot team?
I think CoffeeBot has two important factors that make it great for the office: it delivers coffee and mail. In fact in the office, businesses want workers to stay at their desks as long as possible. At my office, people are constantly getting up from their desks to get a hot beverage. Workers also travel to their mailboxes. I think this could be sold to businesses as an workplace efficiency product to keep workers at their desks longer.
What is your initial take on the venture? (We know it’s early stage, that’s why we’re here).
My initial take on this venture is that it reminds me of Rosie from “The Jetsons.” I think this can be a start to a robot that will service workers needs. Maybe it could be adapted to a domestic setting. I think this product has amazing potential if executed correctly. It will take iteration and testing, but I think it can be done.
Do you like the coffee driven focus – or do you see the technology being used for other purposes?
I like the coffee driven focus, but it could easily deliver beer, which I happen to like more. It could literally deliver any liquid product. I think it will take the same basic technology. If the team can pair the coffee delivering with some other function like mail delivery, it will make this product much more useful. I think they can start with coffee/mail delivery and the team can build on the bot’s other potential functions.