This robot might be your next store assistant

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Supermarkets and department stores have already invested heavily in technology such as self-service checkouts that automate the process of scanning products and taking payment in-store. But could the job of a store assistant also soon be replaced? We recently wrote about Germany's Findbox, a kiosk that directs customers to the items they're looking for. Now OSHbot could be the world's first truly robotic customer service employee, after being trialled at Lowe's hardware store. Developed by Silicon Valley-based Fellow Robots in conjunction with Lowe's Innovation Labs, OSHbot is a human-sized, autonomous machine. With a slew of technologies, it can carry out…

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