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Immersive retail? Our next In-Depth report...

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#Vcommerce #AugmentedReality #ArtificialIntelligence Our next in-deth retail technology sector report will look at developments in "immersive retail". Due to its young age, immersive retail is a diffuse concept overlapping several different well-defined technologies, including Holograms, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Smartphones, Headsets, 3D Television sets, and much more. What is common is that innovation in the immersive retail space accelerated following the launch of smartphones in 2007. The ecosystem of software that has to emerge for immersive retail to work as ideally as we think it should (watch this space for a definition) are pentiful. For retailers to create...

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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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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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A review of LogiMat, 2019

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OUR VERDICT: LogiMAT is held annually at Messe Stuttgart in Germany. It is one of the key logistics events in Europe. Download Styleintelligence's free Goods to Person robotics report here 10 halls, feet hurting after a day running around The intralogistics event is held over 10 large exhibition halls each full of interesting exhibitors.Since we only had one day to visit the show which runs over three days we practically ran through the halls to see all G2P suppliers we are covering in our Goods to Person Robotics 2019 report. One of the key impressions is that AutoStore is now...

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How do you explain to your customers that their elbows look like Cheerios?

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At a recent visit to #NRF2019 we noticed a less than perfect working AI which apparently mistook a man's elbows for two packets of Cheerios. We presume there is a potential for these types of 'AI mistakes' once these stores are rolled out on mass scale. Not all stores will have the very latest technology and may come with flaws such as this. How do you explain to your customers that their elbows look like Cheerios? Image source: STIQ Ltd, 2019 The real thing

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