The word ‘robot’ can be traced back to as early as the 1920s. And in more recent years, these stories from science fiction have come to .. Read more fruition – albeit in a much more commercial fashion. Robots are already becoming a significant part of everyday life and retail is primed to benefit from these new technologies. Applications like store cleaning, inventory delivery, and shelf scanning are becoming more and more commercially available. And a growing number of retailers are already taking advantage of these solutions to free up store staff, improve customer experience, and incorporate analytics into their operations. The value of automation, particularly in the case of cleaning, has come to the forefront in light of the recent health crisis. And when you think about your store estate beyond the coronavirus crisis – five, 10 or even 20 years from now – where do you imagine robotics will step up and increase operational efficiencies even more?.
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