An exhibition that introduces the latest technologies that are expected to be used at retail sites, such as robots that bring products ordered by customers from the store from the store and non-contact panels that can be operated simply by looking at them. It started on the 9th.
This exhibition is held at Tokyo Big Sight, and more than 100 companies in Japan and overseas are exhibiting the latest technologies and products.
Of these, Nomura Research Institute introduces unmanned store technology that utilizes robots.
When you order a product on your smartphone, the robot moves around the store, picking up the product with the arm and carrying it to the receiving box.
It is supposed to work on behalf of employees at convenience stores at night.
Kenichiro Hiroto of Nomura Research Institute said, "I want to help solve the problem of labor shortages at retail sites."
In addition, NEC, a major electronics manufacturer, is exhibiting non-contact panels that can be operated simply by looking at them.
The built-in camera can be operated by capturing slight changes in the line of sight, and can be applied to unmanned cash registers.
In the retail industry, in addition to labor shortages, the issue of how to avoid contact between customers and employees due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection was also an issue, and visitors were paying attention to the latest technologies.
This exhibition is open until the 12th of this month.