Holograms Drive Brand Awareness of Products and People As retailers compete for consumer eyeballs, tech companies are helping some brands break through ad blindness. New technologies use 3D images and holograms to drive brand awareness, bringing life-like digital images of people and products to retail settings, conventions, and even concerts.
Smart Carts Make Shopping Easier and More Efficient Grocery carts use artificial intelligence and machine learning to track items and tabulate customer purchases on the fly, eliminating the need for shoppers to stand in the checkout line. Data collected also provides retailers with information about consumer behavior, product placement, and inventory.
Hudson News Gives POS a Fresh Flight Plan As passengers return to airport terminals, Hudson Group is ready for their arrival. The airport retailer upgraded its point-of-sale systems during the heart of the pandemic, offering support for digital and in-store purchases and changing market demands.
Smart Mirrors Reflect New Ways to Shop Smart beauty systems use augmented reality and artificial intelligence to enable a virtual shopping experience in person or online. Smart mirrors, found in various retail stores across the country, allow customers to virtually try on apparel, makeup, and accessories. Mobile apps using smart beauty systems also allow users to explore new beauty and fashion finds.
Grocery Store Chain Launches Automated Pick-up Kiosk With a flood of online orders and contactless pickup, grocery stores are looking for ways to meet customer demand. Cleveron’s standalone robotic kiosk offers retailers a cost-effective alternative to last mile delivery.
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.
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