Insights & Trends

Perspectives on Retail Automation, Data Analytics and Robotics

Badger Insights

Robotics Tomorrow

How Do You Train a Retail Robot?

Robots represent the greatest game-changer for grocery stores since refrigeration.…

Robots represent the greatest game-changer for grocery stores since refrigeration. Consumers today are witnessing this evolution in real-time, and it’s quite a show. While much has been written about robots’…

By By Tim Rowland, CEO of Badger Technologies
GROCERY DIVE

So you've deployed robots, now what?

Now that robots roaming grocery stores are becoming less of a novelty,…

Now that robots roaming grocery stores are becoming less of a novelty, it's time for retailers to take advantage of a rich set of in-store data to ensure shelves are full, prices are correct, and floors are clean.…

GROCERY DIVE

The time is now: Robot tests yield fast results

As an engineer, I've spent years—more like decades—perfecting……

As an engineer, I've spent years—more like decades—perfecting…

Retail Touchpoints

The Future Of Retail Is At The Edge

In the quest to differentiate products by embedding more value into……

In the quest to differentiate products by embedding more value into…

Retail Tech Bulletin

Connected Stores Promise Better Access to Information through Automation

Predictions about the future…

Predictions about the future of retail typically touch on the possibilities and pitfalls of what it will take to achieve true omni-channel convergence. The largest retailers in the…

Retail Tech Bulletin

The Cerebral Side of Robotics

From warehouse floors to grocery aisles, autonomous robots are gaining a…

From warehouse floors to grocery aisles, autonomous robots are gaining a lot of attention. They safely move parcels, assemble components, or spot weld with unmatched dexterity, keenly perform repetitive tasks, and have a tireless…

Winsight Grocery Business

New Retail Positions Bolstered by Robot Assistants

Employee turnover in the grocery segment has long been…

Employee turnover in the grocery segment has long been a major concern, especially given the strong link between employee retention and customer satisfaction. Traditional grocers have tried to reduce hiring…

Winsight Grocery Business

Autonomous Robots Rule: Largest Rollout in Grocery History

Today, Retail Business Services, the services…

Today, Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, announced the rollout of nearly 500 multi-purpose robots from Badger Technologies™, which it is providing…

Winsight Grocery Business

Multi-purpose Robots March Into Grocery

2019 is shaping up to be the year of the grocery retail robot.…

2019 is shaping up to be the year of the grocery retail robot. Increasingly, self-contained rolling assistants are roaming store aisles while capturing and sharing valuable data to boost efficiencies, financial performance…

Winsight Grocery Business

The Rise of Safety Robots

Walmart's standing as the country's Most Trusted Food Industry

Walmart's standing as the country's Most Trusted Food Industry

Retail Tech Bulletin

Multipurpose Retail Robots Advance Data Analytics & Automation

Despite massive disruption in the retail…

Despite massive disruption in the retail industry, brick-and-mortar stores still account for more than 90 percent of total retail sales. What matters most, however, is the steady adoption of…

Total Retail

Moving Beyond Hype into Commercialization

Since they first started showing up on annual trends lists in…

Since they first started showing up on annual trends lists in 2015, industry watchers have predicted that robots would be all the rage in retail. Fast-forward a few years and it’s clear the pace is picking…

Industry Trends

ReadWrite

Is Your Supply Chain Worth Re-Examining in a Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t just been hard on…

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t just been hard on people. Supply chains everywhere are struggling. Shortages of masks have made headline news. Meat processing facilities around the country have closed,…

By Brad Anderson
GROCERY DIVE

Schnucks Offers Digital Receipts as Contactless Checkout Options Expand

Schnucks is letting shoppers who…

Schnucks is letting shoppers who are members of its loyalty program choose an electronic receipt instead of a standard printed record in order to reduce contact while checking out…

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Trinity Metro Is Patrolling This Fort Worth Train Station With ... a Robot?

Aug. 21--FORT WORTH -- Fort…

Aug. 21--FORT WORTH -- Fort Worth has its own version of R2-D2, and its name is Sundance. The city's transit agency, Trinity Metro, has deployed an autonomous robot to help with…

By Gordon Dickson
Transportation Monitor Worldwide

Gerald R. Ford Airport First in U.S. to Test UV Autonomous Robot

Gerald R. Ford International Airport…

Gerald R. Ford International Airport has become the first airport test site in the U. S. for a new autonomous robot that disinfects using UV technology. In addition to the robot, the Ford…

Dataquest

How Are AI and Data Science Transforming Retail Merchandising?

"In God We Trust, All Others Bring Data"…

"In God We Trust, All Others Bring Data" had adorned the walls of NASA headquarters for decades. Then, one day on a cold morning in Florida in Jan'86, the Challenger space flight disaster changed…

DesignMENA.com

Leading Design Firm Shares Tips for Hotels Welcoming Guests Back

Since the start of the pandemic, we have…

Since the start of the pandemic, we have become quite comfortable with new types of behaviour. We are more comfortable working from home, maintaining productivity, and connecting through…

HIT Consultant

Envisioning a 5G-Powered Retail-Health-care Hub

Mitzi Amon, Director of Healthcare Marketing at Vertiv If…

Mitzi Amon, Director of Healthcare Marketing at Vertiv If you’ve been to a big-brand grocery or department store recently, you probably noticed some form of healthcare outlet – or maybe you didn’t. These…

By Mitzi Amon
National Law Review

Robots for Package and Food Delivery Invade the Sidewalks

Article By Kathryn M. Rattigan Robinson & Cole…

Article By Kathryn M. Rattigan Robinson & Cole LLP Data Privacy + Security InsiderA robot for the food delivery market first debuted at George Mason University in January 2019 from Starship Technologies…

By Cole Llp
The Canadian Press

Walmart Canada investing $3.5 billion over five years in 'smarter stores'

ReadWrite

Technology Trends that are Emerging Post-Pandemic

By James Efron
Cyprus Mail

Japanese robot to clock in at a convenience store in test of retail automation

By Tim KellyIn August,…

By Tim KellyIn August, a robot vaguely resembling a kangaroo will begin stacking sandwiches, drinks and ready meals on shelves at a Japanese convenience store in a test its…

By Reuters News Service
IT Pro

How to Become a Data Leader

For the everyday company, data presents a unique opportunity. Data is something…

For the everyday company, data presents a unique opportunity. Data is something all businesses have, from the two-employee startup operated in a garage to the global enterprise monopolising markets. Learning how your company…

Reuters

Coronavirus Pandemic Advances the March of 'Cobots'

CHICAGO (Reuters) - While a resurgence in coronavirus…

CHICAGO (Reuters) - While a resurgence in coronavirus cases in Texas has brought many businesses to a screeching halt, eight robots have kept All Axis Machining's metal fabrication facility in Dallas…

By Rajesh Kumar Singh
ReadWrite

Smart Supermarket Shelves: A Shopping Transformation

It seems that everywhere we turn, the world is being…

It seems that everywhere we turn, the world is being digitally transformed, and your local supermarket could be next. We’re all used to the “non-digital” supermarket shelves — but digital supermarket…

By Yuval Boger
The Associated Press

Stores Focus on Cleaning to Get Shoppers Back to Spending

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget about making shopping…

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget about making shopping fun. As clothing retailers and others try to stay viable during the coronavirus pandemic, they're hoping steps like cleaning during store hours, offering…

By Anne D'innocenzio
The Associated Press

Demand for robot cooks rises as kitchens combat COVID-19

HAYWARD, California (AP) — Robots that can cook…

HAYWARD, California (AP) — Robots that can cook - from flipping burgers to baking bread - are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to put some distance between workers and customers. Starting…

By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TERENCE CHEA
ReadWrite

Time to Build Robots for Humans, Not to Replace

Thinking about the future of robots and autonomy is exciting;…

Thinking about the future of robots and autonomy is exciting; driverless cars, lights-out factories, urban air mobility, robotic surgeons available anywhere in the world. We’ve seen the building blocks come…

By Ethan Batraski
ReadWrite

The Value of AI-Based Visual Inspection in 2020

For over a decade, manufacturers have turned to automated…

For over a decade, manufacturers have turned to automated solutions to improve their bottom line. Automation and machine vision are now being augmented and even replaced by AI. Here is the value of AI-based…

By Serhii Maksymenko
IT Pro

Four business benefits of AI-powered analytics

Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to change our world…

Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to change our world in many ways, from creating virtual assistants and helping us manage our timetables to fuelling a driverless car revolution. The potential seems almost…

Pharma & Healthcare Monitor Worldwide

COVID-19 Brings Increased Visibility to the Role of Robotics

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing…

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing is a mixed bag of activity. Though some industries have been hard hit by stay-at-home and social distancing directives, essential businesses like food…