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Data-collecting retail robots
An interesting article examining the use of robots, AI and the Internet of Things in retail. We’ve all seen the “LoweBot” that can answer simple customer questions, such as finding items, to the six-foot-tall free-moving spill-cleaning robots at Giant Food Stores, and the autonomous shelf-scanners at Walmart.
This article goes one step further examining the opportunity for retail robots to capture more granular data about products on the shelves and customer buying patterns. These robots can capture product and aisle details, converting it to metrics and insights about out-of-stock merchandise and pricing. Such detailed data is precious in retail, where understanding and anticipating consumer demand is essential.