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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Robots not the Answer

But to some challenges they are inevitable.

Robots are not the answer to store challenges    by Nikki Baird in Retailwire with expert input.

... Through a special arrangement, what follows is a summary of an article from Retail Paradox, RSR Research’s weekly analysis on emerging issues facing retailers, presented here for discussion.

I love robots. In my spare time, I coach a high school robotics team. Robots are what will get us to Mars and on asteroids and inside volcanoes and to the depths of the ocean. They have an important place in industry too, accomplishing repetitive tasks with a high degree of precision and consistency.

But why do I keep hearing all these pronouncements about how robots are going to revolutionize the retail store – save it, even? Even before Amazon.com opened up its Go store and all the proclamations at NRF, lots of predictions heralded the rise of retail robots in stores. ... "

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