KRYTN the coffee robot

Hi robo-people,

I’m building out my use case publicly over on linked in, so I thought I might also share the journey here so its all connected.

I’ve put out two posts already:

and the follow up:

Tomorrow I’ll put out another one on how it will hopefully help the coffee shop.

If your super nerdy you can check out my github repo and track my updates in real time!

Current features:

  • Magni nav with rplidar + fiducial_slam
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Thanks for posting @johnnyv looks awesome!

Looking forward to seeing progress!


thanks! Here is this weeks instalment:
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Humans are weird, unique creatures. How can you build a robot to provide a service for such an animal?

Let’s use #servicedesign and #automationisforhumans to guide our design.

Here is an assumptions based customer persona brainstorm and an assumptions based current state user journey map for the group “creatively interested professionals”. We also added in some places that our coffee delivery robot KRYTN could help.

We learnt a few things from this:

1, The barista talks a lot and using voice might interrupt their chats. So let’s scratch the voice control feature of KRYTN.

2, The robot can likely improve the lowest points in the coffee service offering - waiting for coffee. The customer observing others getting served by a robot should be quite engaging and fun and hopefully lead to anticipation for them.

3, When Dharmesh Patel is operating solo he can lose track of what he is doing when delivering coffee to customers. So KRYTN can potentially improve his workflow and ability to make more coffee.

Note these are all assumptions until we test them, but at least they can guide our design decisions.

Thanks Hilary Goh for help with this!

p.s. these posts are meant for a non-technical audience. However, I’m happy to chat here about more technical aspects as we go if people want to.

Off Topic questions:

  • Is the name KRYTN inspired by British sitcom Red Dwarf? If you you are OK in my book! I have seen all episodes through Red Dwarf 7 or maybe 8 and Kryton ROCKS! Brilliantly irreverent series!

  • I realize your last name starts with V but I will ask of you know about the sort of silly movie called ‘Short Circuit’ and if so, my hat is off to you for your most excellent Avitar choice on this board.

Haha yes! KRYTN is named after Red Dwarfs Kryten :slight_smile: its abit of a silly project so it needed to be named after quite a silly robot :slight_smile:

And wow, yes I really enjoyed Short Circuit when I was younger, actually I tried naming my github johnny5 for that reason (but had to settle for johnny555). It never occured to me that johnnyv could mean the same anyway! Thanks @mjstn2011!

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