AndyVision, a new robot, has recently been outed by the center of Intel Science and Technology in Embedded Computing at Carnegie Mellon University.
The prototype is specially designed by the Priya Narasimhan’s group to walk through and roll around the floors of the retail stores and help keep the records updated of in-stock and out-stock products. The system has greatly helped the retailers in keeping their stores up-to-date as per customers’ demand, and also has saved their money.
With the help of a floor plan based on the 2D and 3D images of the products, Kinect sensor, algorithms, objects’ color and shape it identifies the products. The output is displayed on the iPads of the workers and on the map that shows the detailed info about the in-store products for customers’ convenience.
It is currently serving at CMU campus store and is hoped to make its way out to other stores next year.
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Source: MIT Technology Review