Fed up with roaming through supermarket aisles in an effort to cross that last product off your shopping list? Specialists at Carnegie Mellon University‘s Intel Science and Innovation Center in Rooted Computing have established a robotic that could alleviate your pain and help shop managers keep products in stock. Called AndyVision, the bot is equipped with a Kinect sensing unit, picture processing and machine learning algorithms, 2D and 3D pictures of products and a flooring strategy of the shop in question. As the mechanized employee roams around, it identifies if products are inexpensive or out of stock and if they’ve been inaccurately shelved. Personnels then get the data on iPads and a public display updates an interactive map with item details for shoppers to peruse. The automaton is presently meandering with CMU’s campus shop, but it’s anticipated to wheel out to a couple of local retailers for screening at some point following year. Head past the break to catch a video presentation of the automated inventory clerk at work.
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