Market momentum stalled for the retail sector’s “Next Big Thing”, but ongoing investment and innovation, along with critical business drivers, ensures incremental progress continues.
Robotics in retail are essential for companies to transform and to respond to rapidly changing market demands. Amazon, Bossa Nova, and Brain Corp provide examples.
With demands for hygiene and workforce efficiency at an all-time high, grocery stores are turning to robots like these to better track inventory and serve customers.
Retailers with traditional automated storage and retrieval systems can now scale to fully automate millions of each picks in break pack operations.
Which players are on the right track in scaling and maturing their retail-focused robots?
Company says customers report 2x to 3x productivity improvements with mobile robot deployments.
Catch up on some analysis around recent robotics events and trends through these video and podcast interviews.
Company expands autonomy software beyond cleaning systems to material handling, shelf analytics, commercial vacuums.
Automation solutions pitched to address stockouts, product compliance and price accuracy.
Zebra Technologies said its SmartSight with the EMA50 mobile automation system is the retail industry’s first subscription-based robotic offering to turn data into actions to improve store performance.
Booming markets predicted for some industries, volatility in others.
Window displays have robots trimming trees and entertaining shoppers with holiday songs.
Robotic barista to serve travelers arriving and departing from Terminal B.
As consumers demand faster delivery, micro-fulfillment offerings could transform physical stores.
Market maturity proves that shelf-insight robots are ready to scale next year.
System uses AI, computer vision and autonomous drones to understand what’s on store shelves.
How AI and robotics are making an impact with customers, operations at retail establishments.
‘Flippy’ creators look to expand robotics software platform to meet food service demand.
The ‘Sally 2.0’ version includes new display, interfaces and hardware updates
‘Sally’ robot prepares custom salads for students looking for healthier food options.
Small footprint, automated system and robots-as-a-service business model aimed at retrofitting existing pizza restaurants.
SoftBank Robotics also adds inventory financing to meet market demand for inventory scanning system.
SoftBank designers discuss the psychological and social aspects of human-robot interaction.
Cross-functional teams will collaborate on innovation projects that include robotics and autonomous vehicles.
Network provider to test 5G data capabilities on autonomous mobile robots in stores.