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Robot baristas roll into South Korea’s largest airport

Robot baristas roll into South Korea’s largest airport

SUNDAY, July 17, 2022

Travellers with no time for long queues can now pick up coffee and a sandwich from delivery service robots at South Korea’s largest airport.

Local food delivery app Baemin launched the robot barista at cafes in Incheon International Airport’s Terminal 1 on Friday.

Air-dilly, a service robot made by LG Electronics, is delivering food and beverages from Baskin Robins, Paris Baguette and two Dunkin’ Donut branches in the airport.

To order, customers scan a QR code located on the back of airport seating with the Baemin app. Or they can use the company’s English website and pay with a credit card.

The robot, which has two cabinets, can carry up to 17 kilos and deliver to customers at the terminal’s farthest gate – 250 metres away from the cafes and bakeries.

In case of accidents, the robot has KC certification and insurance worth much as 100 million won ($75,500).

The service is available from 9am to 5pm.

Baemin plans to add more robots to deliver from other airport cafes and bakeries.

“The company will expand the delivery robot service to other places, catering to customers who seek more convenient delivery options,” said Kim Yo-sup, head of the Robot Delivery Service department at Baemin.

The Korea Herald

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Robot baristas roll into South Korea’s largest airport