The Auckland airport duty-free shop now features a robotic arm

How was your last retail experience? Did the person at the checkout act like a robot, scanning your purchases and taking your payment without expression? More importantly, did the transaction take far too long? It’s possible that a real robot could do the job faster and more efficiently; the Aelia Duty Free shop in the airport in Auckland, New Zealand, is betting it could. They have installed a robot arm that can retrieve orders in thirty seconds, letting customers get their duty-free liquor, fragrances, or designer clothes, and be on their way faster than ever.

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