Zume Pizza | Pizzas of the future
Zume Pizza is a start-up in America where robots and humans work together to deliver the most delicious pizzas to customers. The collaboration between robots and humans leads to a decrease in labor costs and a faster delivery time. This start-up was ranked no.1 in the list of most promising young start-ups from the CNBC.
VR Centres | The arcade rooms of the future
Recently the first IMAX VR Centre opened in Los Angeles where visitors have the opportunity to experience the world of virtual reality in 14 futuristic rooms. A comparable gaming hall opened last year in Taiwan. At Viveland Taiwan visitors can enjoy different Virtual Reality (VR) games at over 330 square meters. Are these VR Centres going to become the arcade halls of the future?
Beer in a box | Experience beer in an innovative way
Beer in a box: a fast growing beer specialist from Alkmaar approaches drinking beer in an innovative way. Based on a unique, self-learning taste profile, customers receive a box of specialty beers every 2 months. ‘de Beer’ does not only respond to the specialty beer trend but also gives the beer drinker the opportunity to discover and develop their taste via a ‘beer flavour test’ at their website.
KLM | Emoji’s that help you to find your way
Imagine that you’re in a foreign country, need to withdraw money, but don’t know where the nearest ATM is. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines found a solution to this problem. With messenger, they take things to a new level by introducing a new emoji service that makes it easy to find your way in an unknown city or country. Just send them a message with an ATM-emoji and KLM will fix it for you!
Dubai launches a self-flying drone taxi service
In Dubai, from this summer onwards it’s possible to experience a self-flying taxi. Passengers can select a destination and the ‘Ehang184’ drone will transport you to this destination. This new type of transportation should reduce the number of accidents on roads and move passengers faster from destination A to B.
The Social Shot | Drink Yourself
‘The Social Shot’ is a mobile bar-tending-robot that computes personality-profiles based on datasets acquired through Facebook to mix individualized drinks. Each of the ingredients represents one value in the ‘Big Five’, a popular factor model in personality psychology which reduces a humans personality to five fundamental traits. The Social Shot has an exact volume of 2cl.
Plopr | The opener with a ‘pop’ sound
Don’t you love that ‘popping’ sound when a bottle of beer or a bottle of champagne gets uncorked? With the Plopr, you will hear this ‘plop’ every time. The Plopr can be used for every bottle with a crown cap. The project is on Kickstarter as from this week to crowdfund money to produce the first copies.
Meltdown | Chain of eSports bars
In 2012 the first location of Meltdown opened in Paris. Four years later, the number of Meltdown bars raised to 28 in seven different countries. As fast as the world of eSports grows, the Meltown chain seems to grow as well. The bars are a gathering place for gamers and fans who like to play or watch games together.
Café X | The first robotic café in the United States
Located in downtown San Francisco’s Metreon shopping center, Café X Technologies has launched its first robotic café in January. Working closely with local coffee roaster partners, Cafe X can consistently serve its customers in seconds with a focus on delivering beverages that taste exactly how the coffee roaster intended. The first location is a highly trafficked dense area which will be the blueprint for future Cafe X locations.
Café de Hazeburg Ermelo | 1750 beers on the menu
With around 1750 beers on the beer list, specialty beer pub Café de Hazeburg in Ermelo (city in the East of the Netherlands) must be one of the biggest beer hall in the Netherlands. All these beers can be ordered cold because of the special beer tunnel that connects the pub with the specialty beer shop. The pub uses tablets and an online menu instead of a paper menu because of the wide and regular changing assortment.