Robotic Candy-Dispensing Door Delivers the Halloween Goods The Hershey Company has taken robotics and IoT out of the factory floor and onto the street. Coming this Halloween, keep an eye out for Reese’s Trick-or-Treat robotic device, a 9 ft. tall autonomous roving door. It can light up, open up, emit scary smoke, and provide a hands-free handoff of a king-sized Reese’s peanut butter cup when someone knocks.
Robots Track Inventory and Help Keep Shelves Stocked Bossa Nova and NCR are setting up robots in 1,000 Walmart stores to help track inventory, so shelves can stay stocked and items are priced accurately. The six-foot-tall shelf scanners roam through aisles taking images and collecting data, so customers can purchase the supplies they need.
Automation Testing Tools and Wearables Gear Up to Tackle Coronavirus Unknowns Data scientists and researchers are turning to robots, wearables, and data analytics to join the fight against COVID-19. Robots are helping to speed up test results, and sensor rings, watches, and wristbands are providing clues for early detection.
Robotic Systems Join Workforce at Airports Around the Globe Airports around the globe are turning to robotics and automated IoT technology to help facilitate a range of automated workforce tasks, including cleaning, parking, and baggage handling.
Retail Robotics: Automated Shelf Auditing and Analytics Robotics deliver positive improvements to the retail ecosystem, providing automated inventory monitoring and restocking functions.
IoT Robots Take on a New Mission: Elder Health and Fitness Taiwanese-based ASUS is tapping into IoT solutions and developing companion-oriented robots as always-on-duty, affordable caregivers for the elderly.