Yawn-activated coffee machine caffeinates sleepy travelers

This machine doesn’t want your money.

Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET)

At first glance, the maroon Douwe Egberts coffee machine at the O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa looks pretty normal. On close inspection, it’s missing something important. There’s no place to put money. The only currency the machine deals in is yawns.
Facial-recognition software built into the machine looks for people standing in front of it. It maps their faces and waits for the telltale signs of a yawn. A yawn triggers a hot cup of coffee.

The international coffee company chose…

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