Robot shelf-stackers replace human workers at FamilyMart stores in Japan China News, Data, Media Intelligence and Insights


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Telexistence Inc. and FamilyMart Co. are rolling out a fleet of AI-driven robots to restock shelves in 300 convenience stores across Japan . The robot arms are designed to replenish drinks in refrigerators and are now in mass production, Tokyo-based Telexistence said in a statement Wednesday. They’ll be installed in FamilyMart locations across major metropolitan areas later this month and help relieve store workers while also filling the void left by a shrinking workforce in the country. Dubbed TX SCARA – standing for Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm – the machines are largely autonomous, with remote piloting as a fallback...