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Posts Tagged ‘ Pour ’

Robots Making Your Coffee?


They say that preparing food requires love and a human touch, but honestly, something as mechanical as making you a cup of coffee could surely be handled by a robot, couldn’t it? Think about the methodical approach to preparing a latte or a cappuccino, and the number of steps that could go wrong because of human error. The CafeX wants to do away with that by introducing robotic arms into the mix. Your coffee order becomes a line of code that the robot follows to the absolute T, and that means three things. A perfect cup every single time, no dealing with chatty baristas, and lastly, not worrying about having your name spelled wrong on the to-go cup.  CafeX’s revolutionary system doesn’t mechanize the coffee machine, but rather, replaces the barista with a capable robot. Enter your order into a kiosk (or even via the app) along with your name and payment details.

The robotic arm maneuvers the coffee machine, picks the glass up and puts your brew together, handling as many as three orders at the same time (working at a dizzying speed of two orders per minute). It can, with a great deal of dexterity, hold, stir, and even transport cups filled with hot liquid without spilling any of it, or burning itself. It then places the cup onto a platform which descends into a chamber that you can then put your hand into and collect the cup of coffee that’s been perfectly brewed to your liking. The biggest advantage? 24×7 coffee shops because you don’t have to worry about human labor. Also, no tips. The disadvantage? Less motivation to go to the coffee shop because the cute barista you were hitting on got replaced with a robotic arm. Although CafeX says there will always be a CafeX human staff-member on site to facilitate this customer-robot interaction.

Via CafeX
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The Infinite Shampoo Prank.


Over the years, my friends and I have played intricate pranks on each other, some resulting in a friendly laugh at the end, and others ending in people being put on the U.S. Homeland security ‘No Fly List’. (Sorry Jon.)  But we always aim so above-and-beyond with our pranks that the simple ones elude us.  My homegirl Gia was in town this past week, and somewhere along the line of reminiscing on life in Jersey, a video came up that caught my attention in the funniest way.  A simple prank in the shower that I would never have thought of personally, but is mellifluously genius.  The kid taking the shower isn’t poisoned, or having some horrid chemical dumped on his hair, it IS simply just shampoo getting poured on him, but the length of time it takes him to figure it out is astonishing.  Check the method below.

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