Robots in Fashion Retail – Examples of real applications with Pepper

Recently it seems that there are more and more common use-cases of robotics in fashion retail today, and shed a light on some of the future trends of these applications on retail at large.

Most common applications does cover the following intents:

  • Drawing Customer Attention
  • Sales Assistant
  • In-Store Customer Service
  • In-Store Orientation
  • Retrieving products from customers (eg: when connected to a 4th generation V-Machine)

Following you some real life picture and video of provided customer experience:

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1177 @ Arteni, Udine, Italy – Made with love by Softec S.p.a (IT:YSFT)

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IOT Device Map 2017 – Japan

IoT device map 2017 that summarizes the 122 devices that can be purchased in Japan.

IOT Device Map 2017 - Japan
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InfiniteUSB – one usb port, unlimited devices

InfiniteUSB is an open chain of USB ports, granting an unlimited supply of open slots!

Whenever a new InfiniteUSB is plugged in, a new USB port will be created. Instead of forcing you to constantly hot swap devices into that one port, InfiniteUSB keeps all your cables connected, with only one port from your laptop.

Infinite USB

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Sonnet: World’s Most Advanced Off-Grid Mobile Mesh Network

The Sonnet uses Wi-Fi and long range radio to keep service on your phone when your out of range or off the grid. It also has some life saving features that could come in handy.

Sonnet
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Pepper kiss

One colleague shared with me this nice picture of Pepper taken during an event.

Kissing Pepper

It look like #Pepper has got a lot of success and stole a kiss from one of the attendee ;-0

Photo credit: Mattia S.

How to create a Neural Network in JavaScript in 30 lines of code

A very cool article found here on Medium by Per Harald Borgen, on how to create and train a neural network using Synaptic.js, which allows you to do deep learning in Node.js and the browser.

Here is link to the full article – Per Harald Borgen @ Medium.

Windows/MacOS – Useful combinations on your keyboard

Here is a list of all the hot key combinations that will certainly come in handy for every Windows and MacOS user.

Apple Keyboard

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How to use tags to adjust Pepper’s intonation

Pepper Voice

This table represents the values  to set in the tag of the table it’s used to set Pepper’s voice:

tag value
Voice height \ Vct = 135 \ 50 to 200
Voice speed \ Rspd = 110 \ 50 to 400
Weight \ Pau = 1000 \ 1000/1 second
Voice volume \ Vol = 50 \ 0 to 100

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Interview with Pepper, Intesa Sanpaolo’s robot

Pepper is the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center’s robot-guide.

Usually he lives on the 31st floor of the company’s skyscraper in Turin, but he was also at the Salone del Libro, where he became one of the most popular guests.

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WeWork raises $4.4 *billion* to continue its worldwide expansion from SoftBank

It looks like co-working be a multi-multi-multi billionaire business.

wework

Go #talentgarden, go!