March 21, 2013
Robots assist shoppers in Seattle jeans storeby Gavril Mankoo
Well, robots might not be taking over the world anytime soon but they seem to have stolen the show at a jeans store in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. The robot in this store assists you to find a pair of jeans that fits you well. The clothing is hung from metal racks hooked onto the ceiling. Those visiting the store simply need to scan QR code tags in order to pick out a pair of their choice.
Once a particular style and color is select, the clever robotic system delivers a corresponding pair to your dressing room for you to slip into and try on. When you finally make up your mind and decide on a particular pair, you simply need to whip out your plastic money and swipe away to pay the system and step out of the store! The system enables shoppers to buy clothing of their choice without the need to interact with the usually-annoying salesperson!
[Via – Ubergizmo]