The Voice-controlled Smart Kitchen Makes IoT Intuitive Home cooks are benefitting from voice-activated technologies. From following recipes to new cooking techniques, voice assistants make cooking easier, plus artificial intelligence remembers your preferences, so food is perfectly cooked every time.   
Retail Turns to IoT to Keep Customers and Employees Safe Contact-free shopping and socially distanced customer service have become premium offerings in stores trying to keep everyone safe from spreading the coronavirus. Digital displays and AI-powered shopping carts are leading the way back to enjoyable—and safe—shopping experiences.   
Bakeries Add a Dash of AI and Sensors to Optimize Production Bakeries heat up profits with a boost from artificial intelligence. Coupling a smart edge controller with cloud-based reporting results in perfectly baked goods every time, no matter the quantity or who is on the clock.  
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 Infrastructure: Stop & Shop Green Lights an Efficient IoT Solution Stop & Shop drives energy savings with a commercial lighting control system that integrates IoT technologies with mesh networking, and a cloud-based energy management system from Daintree.  
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.  
Automation Meets Convenience Store: Micro Markets and Drive-Up Shops With much of the population aiming to reduce person-to-person interactions, consumers still need to shop, at least for groceries. Once considered novel showcases for technology innovation, stores that use IoT are gaining popularity in a frictionless world.  
Smart Shelf Tech Enhances Retail Sales and Eases Inventory Management Even the most mundane tasks such as grocery shopping are getting a boost from IoT technologies. While consumers benefit from targeted marketing and contactless interactions, retailers can increase profits with data-driven insights regarding purchasing patterns and inventory management.