DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Where do you see retailers most likely to put robots to work in stores and other facilities? Do you think the cost-effectiveness question will be answered by robotics companies sooner rather than later?
Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust:
To date, robots in retail seem to have been a solution trying to find a problem. Finally robotics have found a purpose in shelf scanning. It was nice to have a robot tell the manager to get someone to clean up an aisle that had a spill, or that greeted a customer, but we all knew that those applications were not viable long term. If retailers can do a cost/benefit analysis of the revenue they lose with out-of-stocks, then they may see that the shelf scanning application, long term, makes sense.
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