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Automotive RoboSense x Cainiao develop an autonomous delivery robot

Alibaba-owned logistics company Cainiao has partnered with Chinese robotics company RoboSense to develop an autonomous delivery robot. The unmanned wheeled robotic vehicle uses LiDAR to navigate, carrying packages at a pedestrian-safe speed of less than 10 miles per hour. It uses facial recognition technology to ensure that it has arrived at the correct recipient before opening the doors to its package locker.

Brand Activation & Immersion Apple Expands Recycling Program For Earth Day 2019

The tech co is not only investing in its robotic phone recycling program to help more consumers curb electronic waste, but is also launching a Material Recovery lab in Austin to further its sustainability research

Consumer Goods Walmart Expands In-Store Tech To Assist Employees With Menial Tasks

The big box retailer is rolling out robots and other tech to help employees with repetitive jobs like cleaning floors and sorting inventory, leaving more time for customer assistance

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Alibaba's Mobile-First FlyZoo Hotel Lets Guests Navigate With Their Face

The first hotel from the ecommerce mainstay lets guests access elevators and rooms through facial recognition, book and check in via the app, and even order more towels through a room robot

Delivery & Logistics Walmart, Target Collaborate With FedEx To Offer Autonomous Same-Day Delivery

FedEx is enabling autonomous delivery via robotic vehicles for the brick-and-mortar outposts of the big-box retailers, catering to rising consumer expectations for speedy service

Features Op-Ed: The “Ins-and-Outs” Of The 5G Automated Experience

In an op-ed for PSFK, author Christopher Nurko explores the emerging drivers of value in retail, outlining how 5G technology can help retailers deliver excellent experiences at all stages along the path to purchase

Food & Beverage Self-Driving Grocery Mobiles Let Shoppers Choose Their Own Produce

Boston supermarket chain Stop & Shop is piloting a robotic grocery van that will bring fresh food and convenience items to customers' door after they summon it via an app, letting them make their own selections

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket Giant Implements In-Store Robot To Track Spills And Restock Shelves

Giant Food Stores launched a robot called Marty, which can relieve human employees of tasks such as monitoring the store for safety hazards like spills or keeping track of shelf stock, letting associates engage in more meaningful work

Post Purchase Service & Support College Students Can Order Healthy Snacks Delivered By A PepsiCo Robot

Acting like mobile vending machines, a robotic delivery fleet will offer a small selection of snacks and beverages to students at 50 spots on a California campus

Interview PSFK Retail Conference Preview: Adding The Ecommerce Layer To 21 Billion Square Feet Of Retail Space

Before taking the stage at PSFK's Future of Retail Conference next month, HERO's CEO and founder Adam Levene discusses how his company is assisting retailers in pioneering the future of omnichannel retail, optimally synching their digital and in-store retail spaces while also re-humanizing the experience.

Home Roomba Lets Owners Give Voice Commands Using Google Assistant

Google is helping equip the latest vacuum device from iRobot with a camera and odometer permitting optimal spacial awareness and customizable functions as well as integrating Google Assistant

Loyalty & Membership Robot Delivery Service Drives Packages To Customers' Current Location

The service aims to make package delivery more convenient by holding customers' items and employing self-driving robots to deliver when they're ready, wherever they are

Analysis Five Robotics Companies Driving Retail’s DTC Future

PSFK explores the innovations in robotics and AI that are helping to enable the revolution in direct-to-consumer retail

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Airport Provides Travelers With Social Robots For Informational And Emotional Support

AI Nely is making Turkey's airport experience more efficient and supportive, providing travelers with on-the-go weather forecasts and road traffic updates as well as detecting their emotions