The Telexistence TX SCARA robot at work in a FamilyMart in Japan. Photo: YouTube / Telexistence Inc.
The Telexistence TX SCARA robot at work in a FamilyMart in Japan. Photo: YouTube / Telexistence Inc.
Japan

Robot shelf-stackers replace human workers at FamilyMart stores in Japan

  • The machines are largely autonomous, with remote piloting as a fallback option should the artificial intelligence fail or encounter out-of-place items
  • FamilyMart has 16,000 shops across Japan and the company behind the robots says it’s targeting convenience stores in the United States next

The Telexistence TX SCARA robot at work in a FamilyMart in Japan. Photo: YouTube / Telexistence Inc.
The Telexistence TX SCARA robot at work in a FamilyMart in Japan. Photo: YouTube / Telexistence Inc.
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