Automated Coffee Shops and Retail “BI”

Posted by on Aug 3, 2013 in Retail

Coming off the preceding post about a robotic-controlled retail chain store started here in Seattle, this latest enterprise smells like it was a spawn of the Seattle barista/technology scene. Whilst some would accuse the robots of stealing more jobs like they’re doing at an increasing rate at Amazon fulfillment centers, the more consistent processes and […]

Robot-Powered Retail

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Retail

Imagine a retail store bereft of actual retail sales assistants where the entire system, including the trying on of clothes, the purchasing and the checkout is all automated–done on the customers’ terms. Well that’s exactly what Seattle-based company Hointer has done. Started by former Amazon exec Nadia Shouraboura, Hointer aims to completely revolutionize the way we […]

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