Invento CEO Balaji Vishwanathan (right) and an employee interact with Spod, next to MITRI, a humanoid developed by the firm. BENGALURU: At an office in HSR Layout, a boxshaped robot , mounted with a tablet, moves along the office floor while avoiding objects. I’m here to help you shop.”Spod is an artificial intelligence-enabled robotic shopping assistant that visitors to supermarkets may well see in near future. At its maker’s office, Spod, still under development, manages to detect faces, greet people, introduce itself, take inputs and navigate itself. Spod comes fitted with a basket that will remove the need for customers to carry a shopping basket around.
Source: Economic Times May 21, 2019 05:48 UTC