How AI Is Boosting Robot Functionality for Workplace Applications Technology advancements are enabling less expensive, more functional robotic developments. Artificial intelligence and machine learning at the edge open the doors for developers and solution integrators to more easily create custom applications, including workplace temperature screening.   
Smart Shelf Technology Helps Retailers Optimize Selling Strategies Retailers are moving to smart shelves to gain a better understanding of customer behaviors and enhance the overall shopping experience. Using IoT-enabled smart shelf technology and digital signs, retailers can tap into customer demographics to adjust and optimize selling strategies, directing customers' attention to the latest and most relevant promotions.  
Intel Tech Helps a Singapore Coffee Shop Build a Robot Barista At Crown Coffee, a small-yet-homey coffee bar in downtown Singapore, the barista never gets your order wrong. Ella is her name and with uncanny consistency she makes a perfect cup of coffee every time.  
Lobby Kiosks Provide Efficient Visitor Registration and Contactless Safety A virtual visitor and lobby management system can help cut down on the risk of COVID-19 transmission. These multiuse platforms provide organizations with a smart and efficient way to welcome and register visitors, plus easily gather visitor data for reporting.  
The Latest Digital Home Innovation: Smart Fabric with Object Sensing Textile advancements include stain resistance and increased durability. Researchers are now finding ways to enable household fabrics to sense objects and notify users to take action. That could bring the end of lost keys and shift how home cooks approach meals.  
Chipotle Uses Sustainability Database to Score Meals Consumer demand for sustainable products is increasing as the effects of climate change worsen. The HowGood database and machine learning are working together to determine sustainability scores for food products based on carbon emission levels.   
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.  
Rethinking Retail Tech for the Holiday Season and Beyond Retail challenges will continue well past the holidays as many of the changes, such as curbside pickup and a preference for online purchasing, will remain in place long after the new year. For retailers that want to survive, they must transform their technology plan to deliver the safe, fast, efficient services that consumers now expect.  
Getting Personal: Stores Use Customization to Woo Holiday Shoppers Pandemic-related restrictions continue to hamper in-person shopping. Stores that tap into customer data to send personalized marketing messages can be the golden key to entice consumers to shift from looking to purchasing.  
IoT and Automation Team Up for Safer Shopping Holiday shopping will be different this year for retailers as shoppers try to avoid crowds and enclosed spaces. IoT, analytics, and machine vision can help keep customers and employees safe while still providing an enjoyable shopping experience. To be ready for the 2020 holiday shoppers, retailers will need to look to a new set of contactless and automation solutions.    

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