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Conference Report: Robotics Summit, Boston MA (USA)

Conference Report: Robotics Summit, Boston MA (USA)

Robotics Summit (https://www.roboticssummit.com/, Massachusetts, US) is a three year old show. The 2022 event is the first since 2019 (due to the pandemic). Our visit to the Robotics Summit in Boston, MA was prompted by other people talking about the show and the fact that it is based in the middle of the largest robotics cluster in North America. KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM BOSTON ROBOTICS SUMMIT 2022 Presentation on Sensor fusion was very helpful to a) learn more about the various different perception sensors in the market right now b) the potential difficulties with sensor fusion and c) current state of sensors for...

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Autonomous Store Visit (Aldi + AiFi)

Autonomous Store Visit (Aldi + AiFi)

Amazon Go was announced in 2015 and in 2022 Amazon begun selling the technology (renamed to "Just Walk Out") seriously. The first ever active trade show attendance (to STIQs knowledge) for Just Walk Out was at The Retail Technology Show in the UK in April 2022. Amazon had showcased the technology elsewhere, but not actively selling it to visitors. There are, of course, many different competitive solutions in the market and AiFi is one of these. We first saw AiFi at NRF in New York in 2019. In January 2022, Aldi opened an AiFi-powered autonomous store in Greenwich, called "Aldi Shop &...

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Trade Show Report: AWS Summit, London 2022

Trade Show Report: AWS Summit, London 2022

AWS Summit is not your standard trade show. It is a huge event to celebrate all the aspects of Amazon Web Services and also a monument (albeit temporary) to the success of the AWS division within Amazon. As a trade event, this was probably one of the top visited events I have been to. Although NRF 2019 was pretty awesome as well. The sheer number of sponsors that AWS attracts is more evidence of the success of the event in itself. Especially if you consider that sponsors pay to showcase here and that they may simply decline showing elsewhere.  Amazon must have spun...

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Trade Show Report: Retail Technology Show 2022

Trade Show Report: Retail Technology Show 2022

Hoisted as the "New flagship event for retail technology", this event certainly set our expectations at a pretty high level.  The Retail Technology Show was held in London, UK at the Olympia trade show complex (currently undergoing refurbishment) on April 26-27, 2022.   Due to meetings, etc. we could only spare 3 hours for the show and we were on the small queue to get into the show at 8.45am. Having gone through bag check we were held at the bottom of the stairs with a refreshing countdown to opening. It took us one hour and a bit to walk through the show,...

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Amazon's new $1bn Industrial Innovation Fund

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Amazon's new $1bn Industrial Innovation Fund

Amazon $1bn Industrial Innovation Fund announcement

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