Broobee's New Autonomous Coffee Kiosk Uses TWO Robotic Arms
The store just opened up in Portland, Oregon this past weekend.
One letter can make a big difference when Googling. For instance:
“Brobee” is a green monster from the delightful kid’s show Yo Gabba-Gabba.
“Broobee” (with two “o”s) is a robotic coffee kiosk that just opened up its first location this past weekend in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. (Perhaps this Google error is just me since I have a kid and spent many hours with DJ Lance and crew.)
Broobee is setting itself apart from other robot baristas already in the space (see OttOmate’s guide to robo-coffee) in two big ways.
First, Broobee sports not just one but two robotic arms. This allows the robot to multi-task. As Gagan Singh, founder and creator of Broobee explained to me by phone this week, while one arm prepares the cup and adds ice, etc., the other arm will get the coffee, tamp the grounds, pull the espresso, etc. Basically, Singh said that artificial intelligence helps coordinate the two arms to make a coffee drink as fast as possible.
The second difference is that Broobee is…
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