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.  
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.  

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