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BitBarista on the BBC

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BBC Click covers technological and digital news from around the world.

The PETRAS coffee machine, BitBarista, was this week featured on the BBC World Service radio show Click.

Described by the BBC as ‘A coffee machine with a life of its own, dispensing coffee to punters with an ethical preference’ the BitBarista was created to explore smart transaction in the IoT.

BBC reporter Roland Pease met with Ella Tallyn, PETRAS researcher, to discuss the coffee machine and the research being undertaken.

The BitBarista is part of the Smart Transactions in Public Spaces project lead by Prof Chris Speed and Ella Tallyn at Design Informatics, Edinburgh University …listen to the ‘Click’ episode here (7:10 onwards).