Hand it to the robot to make that perfect latte

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S'porean founder of Shanghai cafe-bar aims for edge over competitors with robot helper

Be it a simple cup of cafe latte or a fancy glass of Martini, every drink served up at a coffee shop here by day and cocktail bar by night is made by a robot.

The robotic arm that sits in the middle of the bar takes away much of the tedium for a barista or bartender, freeing them up to come up with new drinks and interact with customers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 10, 2018, with the headline 'Hand it to the robot to make that perfect latte'. Print Edition | Subscribe