LG has made some innovative robots under its CLOi brand, we have seen robots that can guide people at the airport and even exoskeletons. The company has now inked an agreement with a retail giant in South Korea to bring self-driving shopping cart robots to its stores. E-Mart is the largest supermarket chain in South Korea.
The robot will be able to assist E-Mart shoppers. The two companies will work on this smart-cart robot themselves. It will be able to identify obstacles automatically and allow follow shoppers as they walk through aisles. This will eliminate the need for shoppers to push the carts by themselves.
The robots will also have a built-in barcode scanner and a display so that shoppers can keep an eye on their shopping list. They will be capable of leading shoppers to the products that they’re looking for after they enter a request in the companion app.
The technology will be of great use to E-Mart as it seeks to stay ahead of the competition. The retail giant has also launched a cashier-less store in Seoul recently as cashier-less stores are the future of retail. LG and E-Mart have yet to confirm how soon we will see these robots in the latter’s stores.