Mobile Robot Revolutionizes Work in Supermarkets
Since the robot will be moving in confined areas, often along many customers, a very high level of safety must be achieved to avoid collisions and accidents.
Accel Robotics Launches Autonomous 'Valet Market' Store With Last Step™ Delivery in San Diego
Valet Market is a new way for consumers to shop for everyday items. They simply download the app and use their phone to check in to the store. Once inside, shoppers can select desired items and walk out without having to wait in line to check out.
Readers Choice 2020: How Do You Train a Retail Robot?
Here are some lessons learned while shepherding grocery robots as they've logged more than 250,000 miles of pilot runs and hundreds of actual deployments.
Zebra Technologies Unveils New Intelligent Automation Solution at NRF 2020
SmartSight™ with EMA50 mobile automation system delivers retail industry's first subscription-based robotic solution that turns data into corrective actions to drive better store performance
Robots in Grocery Retail: The Questions You Need to Ask When Adopting
Automating data collection in the brick-and-mortar space continues to be an elusive goal. Yet to achieve the highest level of efficiency across the supply chain, automation is the target everyone is chasing.
Meet Marty, Your New Robotic Retail Worker
Marty and his robotic kind roam the stores unassisted, using embedded cameras to navigate and avoid customers and store displays. They are capable of spotting spills and items in the aisle and alerting customers and workers to the hazards.
Brain Corp to Provide AI Services to Walmart
Walmart's BrainOS-powered floor scrubbers allow store associates to quickly map a route during an initial training ride and then activate autonomous floor cleaning with the press of a single button.
LG to develop smart shopping cart robot with E-mart
The South Korean tech giant said the robot will be developed by its research lab, which has been releasing various robots under the CLOi brand.
AI, Computer Vision and Robotics to Deliver Long-Term ROI for Patient Brick and Mortar Retailers
The high-cost barrier associated with AI, computer vision and robotics will ultimately be overcome by the potential for these technologies to offset the inherent disadvantages facing physical stores today,
Say Hello to Your New Chief Data Collection Officer
Robots in Retail Environments Pivotal to Filling Information and Automation Gaps
Walmart is using shelf-scanning robots to audit its stores
James Vincent for The Verge: The retailing giant says the robots introduction wont lead to job losses, and that the company wants to save employees from carrying out tasks that are "repeatable, predictable, and manual."
Pepper the 'emotional robot' makes its way to Silicon Valley
Lauren Goode for The Verge: Pepper, the humanoid robot created by Aldebaran Robotics and SoftBank Mobile, is slowly making its way to the US — and it’s starting in Silicon Valley. The robot was seen in action this week at the b8ta store in Palo Alto, California, a gadget shop launched by former Nest employees. Pepper was on a demo loop at the store, so we weren’t able to fully interact with it. But the idea behind Pepper is that it’s supposed to interpret and respond to a variety of customer needs. Using a combination of 2D and 3D cameras in its eyes and mouth, plus four multi-directional microphones, Pepper is able to "read" four human emotions — happiness, joy, sadness, and anger — and respond accordingly. It rolls up to you, raises its hands in greeting when you introduce yourself, and turns its head toward you when you move or talk. It is toylike and adorable. Cont'd...
There's a five-story vending machine dispensing used cars in Nashville
From Mashable: That's right; online used car retailer Carvana has officially unveiled its first vending machine completely stocked with cars. Standing at five stories tall, the coin-operated (yes, really) glass tower vending machine can house as many as 20 used cars at a time. The facility also includes a welcome center and three customer delivery bays to which the cars are dispensed... ( full story )
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