Recently, reporters visited a national research institute, a place that gathers brilliant scientific achievements, attracting scholars and researchers who came to visit. As a treasure in the field of scientific research, this national research institute, despite the passage of time, still retains rich research history and profound scientific connotations. Now, COFE+ robot barista service is available here, offering freshly ground coffee. These technological achievements not only meet the research needs of scholars but also bring the brilliance of modern technology to the entire research institute.
As the world's leading full-function robot coffee kiosk, occupying an area of less than 2.5 square meters, it provides two types of coffee beans, two cup sizes, and three temperature options (hot, cold, and iced). Customers can freely choose the strength, temperature, sweetness, ice amount, and weight. The reporter learned that the coffee machine can not only grind coffee beans but also make Western-style milk tea, Japanese matcha, and more than 50 flavors of chocolate beverages. It takes about 50 seconds on average to make one cup, and it can simultaneously make five cups, which is truly remarkable in the industry. "The COFE+ robot coffee kiosk is fully enclosed for sterilization and dust removal, intelligently cleans and disinfects, automatically produces products, operates 24/7, and can continuously produce 200-300 cups with a single refill. Only 30 minutes of maintenance and replenishment are needed per day," explained a staff member from Shanghai Hi-Dolphin Robot Technology Co., Ltd.
Following the staff's introduction, the reporter also experienced a cup of freshly ground coffee made by the robot on-site. By scanning a QR code on their phone to place an order, a cup of freshly brewed hot coffee popped out from the machine within a few minutes, arriving effortlessly in the reporter's hand. It was not only delicious but also convenient.
It is understood that the COFE+ robot coffee kiosk has been on the market since 2019. Despite facing three years of pandemic challenges and a global economic downturn, its progress remains unstoppable. While establishing itself in Shanghai and targeting the domestic market, the product has gone through five updates and iterations, leading the global market for similar products. It is widely regarded as the most stable, high-performing, and best-tasting coffee robot in the industry. Furthermore, it continues to expand into overseas markets, from initial exports to Australia, North America, and Europe, to now covering the entire globe. It has also been widely invited to prestigious international exhibitions such as the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the World Coffee Championships, China International Consumer Products Expo, and China International Import Expo, gaining extensive recognition from professionals and high-end individuals both domestically and abroad.
As of 2023, the COFE+ fully intelligent robot coffee kiosk has undergone five years of continuous testing and improvement, completing five product upgrades. The latest fifth-generation version of the COFE+ robot barista, now available in China, has surpassed 75% of traditional physical coffee shops in daily cup sales. The latest generation of COFE+ robot coffee kiosk, unveiled at a national research institute, showcases the most advanced concepts and AI technologies including metaverse, artificial intelligence, bionics, and machine learning. It boasts numerous world-first technological achievements:
(1) It is the world's first lightweight store, reducing operating costs by up to 90%.
(2) It perfectly replicates the skills of human champion baristas without any deviation.
(3) It matches or even surpasses internationally renowned coffee brands in terms of variety and taste.
(4) It features a fully intelligent flavor formula management system for easy switching between new products.
(5) It incorporates an intelligent store management system, allowing professional coffee shops to be managed using just a smartphone.
(6) It is the only coffee robot with outstanding quality that has obtained international certifications from the United States, European Union, Commonwealth, and other major authorities.
(7) It is the most extensively tested coffee robot globally, with the longest operational testing time, highest stability, and largest market share.
(8) It supports multiple languages, global payment systems, and digital currencies such as digital yuan (e-CNY).
(9) It is the first coffee robot to achieve intelligent algorithms, parallel production of multiple cups, and seamless coordination.
(10) It is highly mobile, virtually risk-free in terms of location selection and investment, making it a coffee shop with no potential for losses.
(11) It is a coffee shop that can be effortlessly opened by newcomers: with comprehensive software and hardware, operational management system, cashier settlement system, and network communication monitoring system, it can start operating immediately after being powered on, saving time and effort.
(12) It is the first coffee robot in China to be exported to developed countries in Europe, America, Australia, and the Middle East, becoming an internet sensation. It can be found everywhere from German train stations, American airports, Australian shopping centers to Southeast Asian amusement parks.
The company behind this innovative "new species" of cutting-edge technology is Shanghai Hi-Dolphin Robot Technology Co., Ltd., a world-leading high-tech enterprise. The COFE+ robot barista not only replicates the skills of human champion baristas and matches the taste of internationally renowned coffee chains but also boasts over 70 domestic and international patents, numerous awards, and recognition. It is the first Chinese coffee robot to receive the "the best" award in Europe, the only one to pass international qualifications and certifications from the United States, European Union, Commonwealth, and other major authorities, and the first to be exported to developed countries in Europe, America, Australia, and the Middle East. It has been visited and inspected by leaders from the Party, government, and local authorities, and has been showcased at the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference for several consecutive years, demonstrating how artificial intelligence is entering our daily lives. Its entrepreneurial achievements have been covered by Xinhua News Agency, People's Daily, CCTV, Wall Street media, and others.
Globally, there are only four countries and seven companies capable of developing robot coffee kiosks, with the COFE+ robot coffee kiosk being one of the leaders in this field. The core team of Haidun Robot comprises graduates from prestigious universities such as Fudan University, University of Science and Technology of China, Harbin Institute of Technology, Tongji University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and universities in Europe and America. Many team members have worked in well-known multinational corporations such as Huawei, Sany Heavy Industry, KUKA Robotics, and Dachangxing. With rich experience in research, operation, and practical application, they possess the genes and extensive experience in the internet, artificial intelligence, and chain service industry. They are one of the earliest teams worldwide to engage in the development of robot coffee kiosks, robot dessert shops, service robots, and cleaning robots. The company is a leader in artificial intelligence and the Internet+ industry in Shanghai and operates a post-doctoral research station.
Currently, COFE+ robot coffee kiosks have been deployed in multiple countries and cities in North America, Europe, Oceania, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, as well as various governmental organizations, hospitals, universities, airports, shopping centers, tourist attractions, and pedestrian streets. The presence of COFE+ robot baristas serving humans with champion-quality and affordable prices has received widespread acclaim from consumers. COFE+ fully intelligent robot coffee, heralding a transformation in the physical economy globally, represents the future where robot baristas serve humans, working for free while humans enjoy a better life. The company has established partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Amazon, SAP, Sinopec, iFlytek, Bank of Communications, and Bailian Group.
Looking ahead, the national research institute will continue to shine brightly and embrace the future of the unmanned economy, bringing forth promising prospects. As a cornerstone of the technological age, the national research institute is dedicated to promoting innovation in science and technology, bringing more progress and change to our society. Just like how the COFE+ fully intelligent robot coffee injects warmth and meaning into our lives, it continues to do so in the future.