The first Amazon Go grocery and convenience store is open to the public Seattle — letting any person with an Amazon account, the Amazon Go app and a willingness to give up more of their personal privacy than usual simply grab anything they want and walk out, without going through a checkout line.Read more
It was a noble experiment gone awry. A robot was just fired from a grocery store in Scotland for confusing some customers and freaking out others.Read more
IF YOU THINK shopping is tedious, try juggling 200,000 products in a Walmart. Not literally, of course, but somehow keeping the shelves stocked over an area of tens of thousands of square feet.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO, LAND of unrestrained tech wealth and the attendant hoodies and $29 loaves of bread, just said whoa whoa whoa to delivery robots.Read more
On November 7, China announced plans to open an unmanned police station powered by artificial intelligence (AI) in Wuhan, one of its capital cities.Read more
You may have seen stores deploy shelf-scanning robots before, but they’re about to get one of their largest real-world tests to date.Read more
The sometimes glamorous job of modeling may be going the way of elevator operator.
Online fashion tech startup Vue.ai is selling technology that analyzes pieces of clothing and automatically generates an image of the garment on a person of any size, shape, or wearing any kind of shoes.Read more
Venture funding for robotics has exploded by more than 10x over the last six years and shows no signs of stopping. Most of this investment has been focused on the usual suspects: logistics, warehouse automation, robot arms for manufacturing, healthcare and surgical robots, drones, agriculture, and autonomous cars.Read more
When you were a kid, what did you think the future would look like? Hoverboards, Back to the Future style? Flying Cars a la The Jetsons?Read more
IN THE film “The Devil Wears Prada”, the character of Miranda Priestly, whose role is based on a feared Vogue editor, scolds her new assistant for not understanding fashion.Read more
Ikea recently unveiled a slew of future initiatives. Among them was the “click” technology that promises to reduce the assembly time of furniture from hours to minutes.
Ikea is also looking to leverage digital tools to help boost sales. Beyond pilots with third-party e-commerce sites, Ikea caused a stir with a foray into AR with Apple.Read more