Thursday, November 01, 2012

Robotic Future of Retail


Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University see the future of retail — with AndyVision, technology that helps to improve the shopping experience for both customers and retail staff.
AndyVision is a robotic inventory system that takes the form of an autonomous robot that can patrol and scan the aisles and shelves of a retail store. The robot generates a detailed aisle/shelf-level interactive store map that can be displayed on an in-store digital sign for customers to browse the virtual world of the store using gestures or a touchscreen interface. The project is part of Priya Narasimhan's work as head of the Intel Science and Technology Center for Embedded Computing at CMU.

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