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I’m a little teaBOT short and stout…

“We don’t have lunch hour anymore, we have lunch minutes.” This was the idea behind one team of Toronto-based Makers’ endeavor to converge grab-and-go food with modern-day robotics. The device, aptly named teaBOT, was designed to eliminate the hassle and guesswork out of whipping up a quintessential cup of loose leaf tea.


When think about the fact that most tea requires anywhere from five to 10 minutes to brew, not to mention that each type of tea leaf needs to steep at a certain temperature in order to get the right flavor, this can certainly be an efficient and cost-effective solution for cafes, especially amid the hustle and bustle of major metro areas.

The system itself includes a “100% Atmel-powered” automated kiosk that lets customers choose from 18 different ingredients to create over 10,000 of flavor combinations via an accompanying mobile app, and receive a perfect drink in just 30 seconds. With the help of a tablet, users…

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