Athletic Shoe Manufacturers Use IoT FTW Additive manufacturing gives shoe companies flexibility in design and development. Now shoe manufacturers are using IoT and 3D printing to bring tailor-made trainers to the mass market and develop one-of-a-kind shoes for every type of athlete.  
Crime-fighting Robots Now Assigned to Zap Germs Initially built to prevent crime and assist people in need, ZMP security robots now are outfitted with disinfectant sprayers to rid public spaces of germs and bacteria and help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in shared public areas.  
DaVinci Kitchen Robot Serves Up Meals in Minutes Automated kitchen powered by Intel® processors cooks fast, tasty, made-to-order pasta for contact-free dining. Could the processors, robotic arm, and cleaning station handle the prep work for future Thanksgiving meals?  
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.  
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.  
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.  
Smart Germbusters: Industrial Cleaning Robots Fight COVID-19 Autonomous robotic vacuums step in to provide thorough cleaning as buildings open up. Artificial intelligence lightens the load for a strapped janitorial staff amid pandemic concerns.  
Automation Nation: Fast, Efficient Same-Day and Last-Mile Delivery Solutions Providing door-to-door pickup and delivery, intelligent carts and robots are changing the way that packages are delivered, providing faster, safer, contactless delivery options for residential neighborhoods.   
Virtual Assistants Take on COVID-19 Screening, Docent Duties Artificial intelligence and speech and gesture interfaces enable VR-assistants and robotic greeters to interact with tourists in new ways at popular museums and events. From health screening to temperature checks to language translation, these virtual assistants help visitors get in, get around, and get more out of the exhibits.  
Mid-Size Manufacturers Release Cobots into Automation Workstreams Collaborative robots, or cobots, offer reasonable price tags and customizable add-ons that give medium and smaller manufacturers a viable path toward automating their factory floors.