KT and Dal.Komm Introduce AI Robot Cafe ‘b;eat2E’ at MWC 2019

KT Corporation, the largest telecommunications company in South Korea, is using its sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technology to create different advanced services and solutions in the new age of the 5G wireless revolution.

Visitors watch the 5G-powered AI robot cafe b;eat2E in action, which is co-developed by KT Corp. and Dal.Komm Coffee, at MWC 2019 held in Barcelona, Spain from February 25th to 28th. (Image credit: KT Corporation)

At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, held in Barcelona, Spain recently, KT and Dal.Komm Coffee, Korea’s first robot café franchise, publicized “b;eat 2nd Evolution (b;eat2E)”, the second version of the AI robot cafe The world’s first 5G-connected robot cafe, founded by Dal.Komm, drew the attention of entrepreneurs and innovators globally. The b;eat2E is driven using KT’s AI solution, GiGA Genie.

We will continue to apply our GiGA Genie solution to a variety of businesses and develop more convenient and innovative services. KT is pleased to work together with Dal.Komm Coffee to start a new era of the robot café.

Kim Chae Hee, Head of AI business, KT.

At MWC 2019’s Innovation City exhibition zone, b;eat2E, which is supported by KT’s 5G network and uses a robot arm that autonomously delivers 47 customized drinks, grabbed the attention of visitors and journalists as the newest significant example of how 5G will considerably alter people’s daily lives in the near future.

The second-generation smart robot barista, aided by KT’s AI solution, GiGA Genie, can communicate straightaway with customers, noting voice orders, suggesting drinks, answering queries, and even waving its arms to passers-by. Dal.Komm’s original b;eat could take orders only via the café’s mobile app regulated by KT’s control station.

KT is currently looking at the next upgrade. It will have even higher image recognition ability so to recognize customers’ faces, examine their behavior, and offer more customized services. The company will also further develop its collaboration with Dal.Komm Coffee to investigate global business models for the application of b;eat2E.

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