Supermarket scanner recognizes objects without barcodes

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We recently reported on an innovation from Touchcode which uses invisible scannable tags in place of printed QR codes. Now Toshiba Tec has created the Object Recognition Scanner, which reads items without the use of barcodes. According to the Japanese company, barcodes can sometimes fail to register with scanners in supermarkets, leading to longer waiting times for customers and requiring checkout assistants to enter the code by hand. DigInfo report that the Toshiba Tec scanner, which is still in development, uses alternative technology which scans items based on their appearance, doing away with the need for barcodes altogether. This is…

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