Touch-screen vending machines, in Japan (of course)

10 Jan

The future of vending machines has arrived. Not only does Japan’s latest invention feature a playful touch-screen, it has a built-in camera that recommends what kind of drink you might like (by distinguishing your sex and age from your face).

And forget about faffing with cash. Wave your phone across the sensor and your drink should arrive in less than 4 seconds.

According to Adverblog, interactive vending machines are performing 3 times better than the “regular” ones, with people queing to “play & buy”. Perhaps the novelty will eventually wear off, but for now this buying experience has entertainment value.

I also read that when a disaster like an earthquake strikes, it gives out free drink. Now that’s super intelligent!

So when are they arriving in the UK huh??

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3 Responses to “Touch-screen vending machines, in Japan (of course)”

  1. Mike Williams January 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    No touchscreen, but similar concept is the Unilever’s Smile-Activated Ice Cream Machine
    http://www.psfk.com/2010/06/unilevers-smile-activated-ice-cream-machine.html

    You have to smile at the machine to get a free ice-cream

  2. chaozuper April 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    i wish the uk would get this, along with heap-load of other stuff from japan. oh well, now i have an excuse to visit japan.

  3. Randell Bethell October 6, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    I really love to get some food and drinks from vending machines, vending machines are really one of the greatest inventions that we ever have these days. ;”*:*

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