Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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coffee bot

Deliver coffee and make people happy with it
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For home or office this robot would consist of a mobility platform combined with a coffee maker and navigation system. It would respond to a button or smartphone radio signal. Features such as the ability to fill and clean the coffee maker would be nice.
Voice, May 11 2018

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       Not bad, but if it could deliver freshly mixed Martinis it would be even more popular.
8th of 7, May 11 2018
  

       Imagines a navigation error resulting in it tipping end over end down a long flight of concrete stairs then bursting open on the way, spraying boiling coffee in every direction. (sniggers)
xenzag, May 11 2018
  

       Can it ask "Espresso ?" in a dalek voice?
bigsleep, May 11 2018
  

       <HAL>   

       "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."   

       <HAL/>   

       <later/>   

       Actually it is impossible to underestimate the brilliance of this idea.   

       The amount of time wasted by peons trudging back and to to the coffee machine is horrific. Water coolers are just as bad.   

       The answer is an autonomous robot that can collect beverages from a standard machine and deliver them right to the desk. Products from food vending machines could also be delivered..   

       This would mean that workers never have the excuse to stop what they're doing for a moment, raising both productivity and morale. If not, maybe the robot could also have a whip for administering floggings to the demotivated.   

       Workers could have the cost of the beverage deducted from their salary, and it would also allow the boss to keep an eye on restroom breaks; a roaming "boss-eye" drone could follow anyone leaving their workstation and literally hover outside the door until they return.   

       This will also cut down on opportunities for seditious conversations.
8th of 7, May 12 2018
  

       The Espresso Express.
TomP, May 12 2018
  

       //restroom breaks// just add plumbing to each workstation?
pocmloc, May 12 2018
  

       What would Wally do, then?
RayfordSteele, May 13 2018
  
      
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