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Nescafé Hires Robot Clerks to Sell Espresso

Nescafé Hires Robot Clerks to Sell Espresso


Nescafé’s customers in Japan will be assisted by robots

Nestlé will be bringing on an army of friendly robots to sell Nescafé in Japan.

Nestlé has figured a clever way to make its customer service stand out in Japan, where it will be employing a team of 1,000 friendly robots to sell people espresso.

According to The Local, Nestlé is acquiring 1,000 robots to use as sale clerks in its Nescafé stores in Japan that sell espresso machines and coffee pods. The robots are expected to report for duty at the end of the year.

"From December, they will start selling coffee machines for us at big retail stores," said Nestlé Japan spokeswoman Miki Kano. "We are sure that our customers will enjoy shopping and being entertained by robots."

The robot is a four-foot-tall, vaguely human-shaped robot named Pepper. It moves on wheels, has what looks like an iPad in its chest, and can reportedly read facial expressions and respond to human emotion.

“Pepper will be able to explain Nescafé products and services and engage in conversation with consumer,” said Nestlé Japan president and chief executive Kohzoh Takaoka in a statement.

The Pepper robot has already been employed in customer service in Japan, as they started appearing in June in stores for the SoftBank Mobile wireless company taking customer opinion surveys.


You, Get Me Coffee

This is it. Da Chief is having a "Eureka!" Moment and sending out operatives on the Evidence Scavenger Hunt, where everyone has to pull their weight to reach The Summation. At the end of the line the starry-eyed kid waits for their instruction. This is their big chance!

"You, go get me some coffee. Cream, two sugars, and make sure the lid is tight."

And the dreams of the coffee-fetcher are quickly smashed. Understandably often done at the expense of the Butt-Monkey. Is not necessarily limited to caffeinated beverages, as it has been known to happen with lunch, office equipment, and various other demeaning and unimportant tasks. May overlap with Snipe Hunt if the task is

See also Stay in the Kitchen, where an entire gender is asked to get coffee, and Comically Small Demand. Sometimes played in situations where the coffee-fetching errand is as important as everything else, either because it's needed to help the problem-solvers function or because the activity solves the problem in a way that's not immediately obvious. Or sometimes, the coffee isn't important, but it's played that way because the coffee-fetcher is so naïve that he thinks any task from his boss must be important, or because it just looks that way from the perspective of the the lower decks.


You, Get Me Coffee

This is it. Da Chief is having a "Eureka!" Moment and sending out operatives on the Evidence Scavenger Hunt, where everyone has to pull their weight to reach The Summation. At the end of the line the starry-eyed kid waits for their instruction. This is their big chance!

"You, go get me some coffee. Cream, two sugars, and make sure the lid is tight."

And the dreams of the coffee-fetcher are quickly smashed. Understandably often done at the expense of the Butt-Monkey. Is not necessarily limited to caffeinated beverages, as it has been known to happen with lunch, office equipment, and various other demeaning and unimportant tasks. May overlap with Snipe Hunt if the task is

See also Stay in the Kitchen, where an entire gender is asked to get coffee, and Comically Small Demand. Sometimes played in situations where the coffee-fetching errand is as important as everything else, either because it's needed to help the problem-solvers function or because the activity solves the problem in a way that's not immediately obvious. Or sometimes, the coffee isn't important, but it's played that way because the coffee-fetcher is so naïve that he thinks any task from his boss must be important, or because it just looks that way from the perspective of the the lower decks.


You, Get Me Coffee

This is it. Da Chief is having a "Eureka!" Moment and sending out operatives on the Evidence Scavenger Hunt, where everyone has to pull their weight to reach The Summation. At the end of the line the starry-eyed kid waits for their instruction. This is their big chance!

"You, go get me some coffee. Cream, two sugars, and make sure the lid is tight."

And the dreams of the coffee-fetcher are quickly smashed. Understandably often done at the expense of the Butt-Monkey. Is not necessarily limited to caffeinated beverages, as it has been known to happen with lunch, office equipment, and various other demeaning and unimportant tasks. May overlap with Snipe Hunt if the task is

See also Stay in the Kitchen, where an entire gender is asked to get coffee, and Comically Small Demand. Sometimes played in situations where the coffee-fetching errand is as important as everything else, either because it's needed to help the problem-solvers function or because the activity solves the problem in a way that's not immediately obvious. Or sometimes, the coffee isn't important, but it's played that way because the coffee-fetcher is so naïve that he thinks any task from his boss must be important, or because it just looks that way from the perspective of the the lower decks.


You, Get Me Coffee

This is it. Da Chief is having a "Eureka!" Moment and sending out operatives on the Evidence Scavenger Hunt, where everyone has to pull their weight to reach The Summation. At the end of the line the starry-eyed kid waits for their instruction. This is their big chance!

"You, go get me some coffee. Cream, two sugars, and make sure the lid is tight."

And the dreams of the coffee-fetcher are quickly smashed. Understandably often done at the expense of the Butt-Monkey. Is not necessarily limited to caffeinated beverages, as it has been known to happen with lunch, office equipment, and various other demeaning and unimportant tasks. May overlap with Snipe Hunt if the task is

See also Stay in the Kitchen, where an entire gender is asked to get coffee, and Comically Small Demand. Sometimes played in situations where the coffee-fetching errand is as important as everything else, either because it's needed to help the problem-solvers function or because the activity solves the problem in a way that's not immediately obvious. Or sometimes, the coffee isn't important, but it's played that way because the coffee-fetcher is so naïve that he thinks any task from his boss must be important, or because it just looks that way from the perspective of the the lower decks.


You, Get Me Coffee

This is it. Da Chief is having a "Eureka!" Moment and sending out operatives on the Evidence Scavenger Hunt, where everyone has to pull their weight to reach The Summation. At the end of the line the starry-eyed kid waits for their instruction. This is their big chance!

"You, go get me some coffee. Cream, two sugars, and make sure the lid is tight."

And the dreams of the coffee-fetcher are quickly smashed. Understandably often done at the expense of the Butt-Monkey. Is not necessarily limited to caffeinated beverages, as it has been known to happen with lunch, office equipment, and various other demeaning and unimportant tasks. May overlap with Snipe Hunt if the task is

See also Stay in the Kitchen, where an entire gender is asked to get coffee, and Comically Small Demand. Sometimes played in situations where the coffee-fetching errand is as important as everything else, either because it's needed to help the problem-solvers function or because the activity solves the problem in a way that's not immediately obvious. Or sometimes, the coffee isn't important, but it's played that way because the coffee-fetcher is so naïve that he thinks any task from his boss must be important, or because it just looks that way from the perspective of the the lower decks.


You, Get Me Coffee

This is it. Da Chief is having a "Eureka!" Moment and sending out operatives on the Evidence Scavenger Hunt, where everyone has to pull their weight to reach The Summation. At the end of the line the starry-eyed kid waits for their instruction. This is their big chance!

"You, go get me some coffee. Cream, two sugars, and make sure the lid is tight."

And the dreams of the coffee-fetcher are quickly smashed. Understandably often done at the expense of the Butt-Monkey. Is not necessarily limited to caffeinated beverages, as it has been known to happen with lunch, office equipment, and various other demeaning and unimportant tasks. May overlap with Snipe Hunt if the task is

See also Stay in the Kitchen, where an entire gender is asked to get coffee, and Comically Small Demand. Sometimes played in situations where the coffee-fetching errand is as important as everything else, either because it's needed to help the problem-solvers function or because the activity solves the problem in a way that's not immediately obvious. Or sometimes, the coffee isn't important, but it's played that way because the coffee-fetcher is so naïve that he thinks any task from his boss must be important, or because it just looks that way from the perspective of the the lower decks.


You, Get Me Coffee

This is it. Da Chief is having a "Eureka!" Moment and sending out operatives on the Evidence Scavenger Hunt, where everyone has to pull their weight to reach The Summation. At the end of the line the starry-eyed kid waits for their instruction. This is their big chance!

"You, go get me some coffee. Cream, two sugars, and make sure the lid is tight."

And the dreams of the coffee-fetcher are quickly smashed. Understandably often done at the expense of the Butt-Monkey. Is not necessarily limited to caffeinated beverages, as it has been known to happen with lunch, office equipment, and various other demeaning and unimportant tasks. May overlap with Snipe Hunt if the task is

See also Stay in the Kitchen, where an entire gender is asked to get coffee, and Comically Small Demand. Sometimes played in situations where the coffee-fetching errand is as important as everything else, either because it's needed to help the problem-solvers function or because the activity solves the problem in a way that's not immediately obvious. Or sometimes, the coffee isn't important, but it's played that way because the coffee-fetcher is so naïve that he thinks any task from his boss must be important, or because it just looks that way from the perspective of the the lower decks.


You, Get Me Coffee

This is it. Da Chief is having a "Eureka!" Moment and sending out operatives on the Evidence Scavenger Hunt, where everyone has to pull their weight to reach The Summation. At the end of the line the starry-eyed kid waits for their instruction. This is their big chance!

"You, go get me some coffee. Cream, two sugars, and make sure the lid is tight."

And the dreams of the coffee-fetcher are quickly smashed. Understandably often done at the expense of the Butt-Monkey. Is not necessarily limited to caffeinated beverages, as it has been known to happen with lunch, office equipment, and various other demeaning and unimportant tasks. May overlap with Snipe Hunt if the task is

See also Stay in the Kitchen, where an entire gender is asked to get coffee, and Comically Small Demand. Sometimes played in situations where the coffee-fetching errand is as important as everything else, either because it's needed to help the problem-solvers function or because the activity solves the problem in a way that's not immediately obvious. Or sometimes, the coffee isn't important, but it's played that way because the coffee-fetcher is so naïve that he thinks any task from his boss must be important, or because it just looks that way from the perspective of the the lower decks.


You, Get Me Coffee

This is it. Da Chief is having a "Eureka!" Moment and sending out operatives on the Evidence Scavenger Hunt, where everyone has to pull their weight to reach The Summation. At the end of the line the starry-eyed kid waits for their instruction. This is their big chance!

"You, go get me some coffee. Cream, two sugars, and make sure the lid is tight."

And the dreams of the coffee-fetcher are quickly smashed. Understandably often done at the expense of the Butt-Monkey. Is not necessarily limited to caffeinated beverages, as it has been known to happen with lunch, office equipment, and various other demeaning and unimportant tasks. May overlap with Snipe Hunt if the task is

See also Stay in the Kitchen, where an entire gender is asked to get coffee, and Comically Small Demand. Sometimes played in situations where the coffee-fetching errand is as important as everything else, either because it's needed to help the problem-solvers function or because the activity solves the problem in a way that's not immediately obvious. Or sometimes, the coffee isn't important, but it's played that way because the coffee-fetcher is so naïve that he thinks any task from his boss must be important, or because it just looks that way from the perspective of the the lower decks.


You, Get Me Coffee

This is it. Da Chief is having a "Eureka!" Moment and sending out operatives on the Evidence Scavenger Hunt, where everyone has to pull their weight to reach The Summation. At the end of the line the starry-eyed kid waits for their instruction. This is their big chance!

"You, go get me some coffee. Cream, two sugars, and make sure the lid is tight."

And the dreams of the coffee-fetcher are quickly smashed. Understandably often done at the expense of the Butt-Monkey. Is not necessarily limited to caffeinated beverages, as it has been known to happen with lunch, office equipment, and various other demeaning and unimportant tasks. May overlap with Snipe Hunt if the task is

See also Stay in the Kitchen, where an entire gender is asked to get coffee, and Comically Small Demand. Sometimes played in situations where the coffee-fetching errand is as important as everything else, either because it's needed to help the problem-solvers function or because the activity solves the problem in a way that's not immediately obvious. Or sometimes, the coffee isn't important, but it's played that way because the coffee-fetcher is so naïve that he thinks any task from his boss must be important, or because it just looks that way from the perspective of the the lower decks.


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