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Banks Roll Out Smart Bots for Safe, Self-Serve Customer Management

Intuitive interactions can influence where and how customers choose to bank. From self-service kiosks to fully autonomous robots, the financial sector is using IoT technologies to court potential clients.  

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UV Lighting Solution Provides Air and Surface Defense for Safer Public Spaces

New UV lighting options promise to deactivate COVID-19 germs instantly while operating continuously in offices, restaurants, schools, and other indoor areas. By using a lower irradiance level, the technology is expected to kill germs and be safe for human skin and eyes.  

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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.  

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Data-driven Agriculture 4.0: How IoT is Modernizing the Food Chain

Artificial intelligence is automating farm operations as environmental sensors, digital images, and computer vision impact everything from planting to harvesting, and farmers are reaping the profits.

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New Orleans Stalls Heat and Rain Damage with IoT

Living in the Big Easy means living with the good and the bad weather of a subtropical climate. IoT sensors are helping the city track flooding and high temperatures to protect residents in danger zones and revitalize neighborhoods through better planning and development.  

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VR Tests the Realities of the Workplace

Are remote learning and remote working preparing us for a virtual reality future? As work environments adjust to new demands, VR is honing workforce skillsets and taking on multiple roles in construction, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing.  

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Smart Robots Bring Inventory Skills, New Value to Retail

Stores tap IoT technology to improve operating efficiency. Robots harness artificial intelligence and computer vision to reduce inventory errors, optimize supply chain management, and free human workers for customer care.  

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Fighting COVID-19: NFL Scores a Safety for Players

The NFL kicks off the 2020 season with COVID-19 protections in mind to protect players and team staff, using redesigned Oakley mouth shields for particulate blocking and Kinexon SafeTag devices for contact warning and contact tracing.   

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IoT Sensors Called to the Wildfire Front Line

The Department of Homeland Security explores ground-based sensors near wildfire spark points to speed alerts to first responders and state and local emergency management agencies.   

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Busy Arizona Highway Uses Intelligent IoT to Ease Gridlock

Smart transportation technology helps tap the breaks on traffic along Arizona’s Bell Road Highway. GRIDSMART uses real-time data and edge computing to improve travel time and intersection efficiency, even when the tourists come.