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PS None of these people are real

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Amazing new algorithm from Japanese company Datagrid. We are currently working on a new report on V-commerce... Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. However, the stuff from Datagrid blew our minds and appears to be more of alternative reality than anything else. We have reached out to Datagrid for more information on how they pick the clothes etc in the imagery (e.g. are the clothes real if none of the people are?). If you want to follow our work in VR/AR and V-commerce, please sign up to our infrequent email newsletter.

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Is Carrefour's use of Blockchain technology just a marketing ploy?

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Carrefour recently credited its use of Blockchain technology with an increase in sales of a number of its products - Reuters, June 3, 2019. However, STIQ understands that the hyperledger technology (not strictly a Blockchain apparently) is fully operated by Carrefour. This would mean that they have full control over the information that is added to the ledger which kind of defies the point of using Blockchain technology in the first place. This may be unintential from Carrefour but, goes to the core of trust in the supply chain, i.e. can a grocery retailer be certain that information added in...

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A review of IRX 2019; a new AMR supplier joining the market?

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Orderwise to launch in-house developed robot in the next months! Oh, and IRX was not that great a trade show.

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Suppliers of Goods to Person Warehouse Robotics, AMR, AGV, ASRS

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We have listed goods to person robotics suppliers of AMR, PA-AMR and ASRS systems used in ecommerce warehouse fulfilment. From 6 River Systems to Vecna Robotics...

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Industry 4.0 conference at the UK Manufacturing Technology Centre

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Intelligent Manufacturing We visited the mtc in March for their "Intelligent Automation Dissemination" day. Whilst this is not central to retail technology, it was a very interesting eye-opener for us and may lead to further coverage of the wider robotics sector. The mtc is spread over two buildings in Coventry, the heartland of some of the key manufacturers in the UK. FANUC and Rolls Royce are only two of the neighbours and were represented among the delegates. We were invited to visit the mtc's experimental areas but, no photos were allowed. If you want to know more about the mtc...

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