Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Lowe's trials robot sales assistants

In the near future, you might be surprised to visit to the giant hardware store in your town and find yourself greeted by a chatty robot rather than a human sales assistant. A harbinger of this age of robotic shopping is being trialled with two Oshbot robot sales assistants at an Orchard Supply Hardware store in San Jose, California. Built by Lowe’s Innovation Labs and Silicon Valley technology company Fellow Robots using "science fiction prototyping," the OSHbots are designed to not only identify and locate merchandise, but to speak to customers in their own languages... Continue Reading Lowe's trials robot sales assistants

Section: Robotics

Tags: Autonomous, Lowes, Robotics, Robots, Voice recognition

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