It takes a practiced hand to create the complicated coffee beverages served at coffeehouses nationwide. CrunchBase says that the baristas train long and hard to create the perfect latté, and so on. On that note, baristas be warned, Cornell University has created a robot who can perform their job with precision.
They named their creation the Robobarista. In a sense it is just amazing how far technology and robotics have come in the last decade yet it is also concerning in regards to job redundancy. If these machines catch on in retail chains the end result will be thousands of lost jobs and a tremendous spike in unemployment. Then, assuredly, if these robots are successful at making coffee then they can be programmed to replace other jobs.
Robotic advancements could eventually create competition for low paying jobs in the United States leaving millions of unskilled people without a source of income. Perhaps, for now, we should just celebrate a job well done on the creation of the Robobarista.