The rolling robots from LG could soon reach the largest supermarket chain in South Korea.
The tech giant has signed a deal with food retailer E-Mart to develop self-propelled shopping trolleys that consumers around the store can follow, according to Yonhap News.
The device is developed under the CLOi brand by LG, which has released other robots for home, hotels and other uses.
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LG has signed a deal with food retailer E-Mart to develop self-propelled shopping trolleys that can track consumers in the store, help them find items, and track grocery lists.
HOW DO THE AUTONOMIC CARTS WORK?
The cylindrical robot from LG has a screen on which the shopping list of users can be displayed.
It also has a barcode scanner to display the prices.
The self-propelled software allows users to be directed to a specific object they are looking for.
In addition, the device can drive itself so users do not have to push shopping carts through the store while browsing.
LG hopes that the technology known as the "smart cart robot" will free buyers from the hustle and bustle of having to push their shopping carts through the aisles.
"The LG CLOi CartBot eliminates the worst part of grocery shopping: Standing," said LG.
"This shopping cart and trolley has an integrated barcode scanner that calls you when you shop.
If you want to check out, the automated payment service will bill you. No lines, no drama, "the company added.
The company annoyed the device for the first time last year at the CES Tech Conference when it picked up the shopping cart, serving robot and Porter robot.
At the CES LG found that the smart cart robot has a barcode scanner.
In this way, the robot can check the prices and display the shopping list of the users on an integrated display.
In addition, the self-propelled car can help buyers get to a particular item they are looking for.
Users can also submit inquiries through LG's own app.
"Using the LG shopping cart robot, customers can scan items with a barcode reader on the robot to view product prices and display their full shopping list on the face screen," LG said.
LG found that the smart cart robot has a bar code scanner. In this way, the robot called a "smart cart robot" can check prices and display the shopping list of the users on a screen
The robot also has a barcode scanner that displays the prices of items when buyers add them to the cart
"The robot can also lead buyers to the products they choose in a smartphone app."
It is not yet clear when LG's automated cars will reach the E-Mart stores or how they will get into the store.
LG introduced prototype designs at CES, which feature a cylindrical robot with a screen on the face displaying prompts and other helpful information.
The robots from LG could soon reach the largest supermarket chain in South Korea. The company signed a deal with food retailer E-Mart to develop self-propelled shopping trolleys that follow buyers
LG introduced prototype designs at CES, which feature a cylindrical robot with a screen on the face displaying prompts and other helpful information. It also debuted a robot exoskeleton
In addition to rolling robots, LG has also developed an exoskeleton robot to improve leg movement and help warehouse workers lift heavy items.
CLIi SuitBot, the AI-powered robot suit, reinforces the wearer's leg movements and lets him take on tasks he's not normally prepared for.
The CLOi SuitBot can communicate with other service robots built by LG to become part of an "intelligent network" that coordinates in the factory.