It’s the stuff of science fiction: coffee delivery by robot. But a Dutch technology hub is making it a reality.
Inventors at the A Lab in Amsterdam have come up with the “Coffee Copter,” a drone that serves up coffee ordered through a smartphone app. Customers place their order through the app, and the drone delivers its caffeinated cargo anywhere inside the 33-office A Lab complex.
Baristas at A Lab’s Coffee Virus café prepare the orders and package them up for the automated drone to drop off at any of the building’s tech startup and new media offices. The drone carries the coffee along a pre-programmed flight path and deposits the drink on a special landing pedestal at the end of its journey.