Nesbot Rover Serves at Your Beck and Call for Coffee
Just like those ingenious machines, the BlueBotics creators need fuel, and -- when facing exhaustion -- those lucky engineers certainly don't have to travel far for caffeinated rejuvenation. The company's mobile Nesbot brewer, apparently developed in 2008, incorporates a "fully autonomous mobile base" and an "automatic self contained coffee machine" to instantly provide java without all that laborious walking and manual brewing. Drinkers control the machine, and can choose from a variety of blends, either through a Web browser or a detachable "PocketPC" handheld remote.
The device could conceivably contribute to the end of human employment in the service industry, but any attempt to find other flaws proves fruitless. BlueBotics conceived the Nesbot with the aid of Nestle, whose Nespresso CitiZ has already inspired praise from the Switched staff. At the risk of sounding like we're blatantly groveling and kowtowing at the feet of Nestle, is it too soon to plead for a free test run? It would, of course, be solely for journalistic purposes and consumer benefit. (And not because we constantly suffer from the shakes.) [From: Hizook, via: Ubergizmo]