Delivery and service robots are already in use at several major retailers, conducting tasks such as inventory tracking, moving goods, and delivering parcels.
Robotics concerns about the changing nature of work were just some of the many topics discussed in Day 2 of RoboBusiness 2018. Exhibitors demonstrated the latest in components and solutions, panelists gave advice on how to automate and measure ROI, and attendees networked.
While not yet a commonplace sight, retail robots are starting to conduct many tasks to help stores manage inventory, address worker shortages, and extend operations.
Robots in retail are expected to grow in number within the next few years, helping with inventory, pricing, and customer service. At RoboBusiness 2017, we talked with the CEO and co-founder of Fellow Robots on his company and the market opportunity.