This Robot Paints Your Face On Your Latte (For the Secret Narcissist in You)
Looking for a way to fuel your caffeine addiction and your inner narcissist at the same time? Well then this is your lucky day. The ‘Barista Bot’, brought to you by a collaboration of Hypersonic, Rock Paper Robot, Jamie Zigelbaum and Kyle McDonald, uses real time data analysis of facial characteristics to draw the customer’s face on their latte.
This coffee-portrait machine made its debut as a marketing stunt for General Electric at this year’s SXSW. New York City design studio, Hypersonic, wanted to bring something “light-hearted and unexpected” to SXSW 2013 by making a common experience more interactive.
Now, instead of finding their names misspelled on the side of a Starbucks cup, coffee consumers can potentially look forward to finding their face staring up at them from the foam of their grande soy latte. Thank you technology for finally putting an end to the age old question, “Would this taste better if my face was on it?
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