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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.

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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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