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
AI, robots and automation could replace humans in the food services industry “by the mid [2020s],” Yum Brands CEO Greg Creed told CNBC.Read more
Wetherspoon might have killed off the traditional pub and heralded the rise of the robots. Or it might just have saved it.
The company has unleashed into the world its Order & Pay app – specifically made so that nobody will ever have to queue at the bar again.Read more
Amazon’s high-tech supermarkets of the future could be operated by just three humans, according to The New York Post. TheRead more
Rather than read about virtual reality, you need to try it. The mesmerising sensation of VR is impossible to convey in words. I expect the telephone, radio and television also needed seeing and hearing in their early days.Read more
The McDonald’s on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York doesn’t look all that different from any of the fast-food chain’s other locations across the country. Inside, however, hungry patrons are welcomed not by a cashier waiting to take their order, but by a “Create Your Taste” kiosk.Read more