Our team travelled to Sim Ling tower and Novena Square to investigate these robotic vending machines, we bought orange juice and interviewed buyers. Below are the pictures taken, left column of pictures are taken at Sim Ling Tower and right column of pictures are taken at Novena Square
Robotics fresh orange juice vending machine may look simple but in actual fact, it is a complicated machine. The machine needs to produce fresh orange juice and the steps may seem very simple but actually is a much-complicated robotics machine than a simple vending machine that delivers canned drinks. At Sim Ling Tower, we thought nobody will buy fresh orange juice from that machine as there we are many soft drink machines on the ground floor of Sim Ling Tower that in competition with it. However, within 10 mins, a man walked towards the machine and bought a cup of fresh orange juice. We interviewed the man, and he gave a thumb up and said it is fresh and taste good. Thus, we too on the persuasion of the man, we bought ourselves some fresh orange juice and to be honest, it is amazing. We cannot imagine that the day whereby fresh juice or fresh food could be served without a service staff had arrived. Yes, the day had arrived.
The robotics fresh orange juice vending machine is an encouraging example of innovation that leads to higher productivity. We must be prepared for the future where increasing different types of robots will appear in the market to eradicate certain types of manpower. This is the reality, we must be prepared for changes and disruption.