The birth of a new concept: the « drone café »

We are back with a few updates from the coffee world. This week, we will be revisiting a well-known technology, although this time used in a completely different manner and concept: the first « drone café »!

« Drone café », at your service:

All individuals who navigate on YouTube or other video platforms have already seen videos or pictures of all kind of the worlds landscape for example. This time, your drone could allow you to get a coffee. Espresso, Latte, Macchiato, etc. Everything you could dream of, within the reach of a propeller.

It is through this experience in which the first « drone café » in the world was created at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. This project is entirely ran by students whom have put more than nine months to develop this staggering project  

« Drone café » -  Eindhoven University

Credit : AFP

A technology developed for inside:

In this unique bar, the waiters are not as talkative as usual. Nevertheless, they remain very effective. « Blue Jay », the first robot of it’s kind, is able to approach tables thanks to it’s integrated camera and to take orders from the clients by pointing their choice on the menu. The drone is able to fly inside the building and perform such tasks thanks to its battery and small propellers.

This temporary café which meets crazy expectations was opened thanks to and through the « Dream & Dare Festival » during it’s 60th anniversary at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

We are convinced that this project will allow other creative idea to take form, allowing more coffee projects to come forth!



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