Fellow Robots Partners with Nihon Unisys, Ltd. in Japan to Introduce Retail Robot NAVII in Yamada Denki for a Proof of Concept
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fellow Robots, a privately-held Silicon Valley robotics company, has teamed up with Nihon Unisys, Ltd. (Headquarters: Koto-Ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Shigeru Kurokawa), to provide Autonomous Service Robots for use in retail establishment Yamada Denki Co. Ltd. (Headquarters: Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture; President & CEO: Noboru Yamada) in Tokyo area starting February 1, 2016.
The autonomous robots are Fellow Robots second generation retail robots called NAVIITM. NAVII shows and guides customers to products and service locations by understanding and speaking multiple languages. NAVII can also help store employees by checking current inventory information.
"Service robotics is a rapid growing industry, and we are excited to partner with Nihon Unisys to expand our robot technology to Japan," said Fellow Robots CEO Marco Mascorro. "Robots are enhancing store employees with specific tasks, providing an additional layer of support by helping customers with simple questions, enabling more time for them to focus on delivering project expertise."
NAVII images: See Press Kit: http://fellowrobots.com/press/
Launch video link: https://vimeo.com/153627151
In 2014, Fellow Robots developed and launched retail robots in partnership with Lowe's Home Improvement. Today, Oshbots have been working and assisting employees and customers in the San Jose Orchard Supply Hardware Store in California.
Increased work efficiencies and streamlined operations are imperative in the Japanese retail industry and worldwide to compete with online retailers.
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About Fellow Robots, Inc.:
Fellow Robots (fellowrobots.com) is at the forefront of reimagining retail by using exponential technologies. Founded out of Singularity University, Fellow Robots has partnered with Fortune 100 corporations to work on service robotics. With a diverse team of experts experienced in robotics, software, design and manufacturing, Fellow Robots works closely with its corporate partners to enhance the consumer retail experience through cutting edge robot technology.
About Nihon Unisys, Ltd.
Established in 1958, Nihon Unisys, Ltd. contributes to the development of IT in Japan by providing effective and timely solutions to the needs of IT users. With headquarters in Koto-Ku, Tokyo, Nihon Unisys, Ltd. provides integrated services that begin with the analysis of management issues and culminate in their solution, for clients in sectors ranging from financial services, manufacturing and distribution to energy and government. By working in close communication with clients, Nihon Unisys, Ltd. is able to provide powerful support for IT-based management innovation through the creation of systems that are optimized to meet user needs.