EnterpriseWorks startup Yummy Future is crowdsourcing funds via WeFunder to support the further development and distribution of its fully robotic coffee shop product. The company has currently raised $300K of its $500K goal.
Yummy Future is focused on integrating highly intelligent robots into everyday life. Its first product is the development of a fully robotic coffee shop with a mission to improve the coffee shop experience for both customers and store owners.
Yummy Future was co-founded by two University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign engineering alumni, Guangzhe Cui and Yueming Yan. Guangzhe and Yueming developed the robotic coffee shop with an operating system that utilizes innovations from IoT, consumer robotics, and 3D printing.
The Yummy Future system will allow coffee shops to build resilience to market volatility by reducing labor cost through the use of robotic technology.
Co-founder Yueming Yan said, “Yummy Future’s robotic coffee shop can run on 40x lower labor costs, and a 6x higher profit margin compared to regular coffee shops.”
This machine is capable of producing one cup of coffee in as little as 30 seconds. Yummy Future’s task scheduling optimizer that is powered by edge computing, and it ensures that the robot can process multiple orders at once, and deliver the drinks to customers as efficiently as possible while keeping labor costs low.
Yummy Future has enlisted the help of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as well as businesses within the Champaign-Urbana area to test and refine the robotic coffee experience. As a result of these partnerships, Yummy Future has received 25+ pre-orders for the robotic coffee shop system.
Yummy Future is currently hiring for a number of positions, submit your resume to [email protected]
Find more information about Yummy Future and the robotic coffee shop here.