The concept of the grocery store itself is now under assault with the idea of the Robomart, an autonomous vehicle loaded with the kind of things you'd want from your supermarket: groceries, prepared foods, and baked goods.
Customers would license the platform, vehicle and all, on a 24 month lease. “It’s significantly cheaper than setting up a new store,” Ahmed said. “And customers can shop for goods without pre-ordering.”
Interiors come equipped with either a refrigeration or heating system, and Ahmed says he’s talked to wholesalers about equipping separate trucks to mimic different sections of a grocery aisle — from dairy, to poultry, to meat, to vegetables.
A final benefit for retailers, Ahmed said, is that grocers and other retailers who license the technology will retain all of the customer information rather than giving it away to Uber, Postmates, Instacart or others.
|Slacker Recipes: Delicious Food on the Cheap|
|Cocksicles: Cocktail Popsicles Made From Frozen Alcohol|
|Picobrew Zymatic: Computer-Controlled Home-Brewery|
|Potato Salad KickStarter Project|
|Fake Name Generator|
|“A machine meant to hurl rockets into space.”|
|“The only thing worse than assuming that carbon removal will save the day is assuming it will save the day.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“Are the puppets coming for our jobs?”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|What Computers See When They Watch a Movie|
|Chinese warehouse organises, packs, and fulfills 200,000 orders a day with four people|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|David Reeves' Paper Cutouts Inspired by Classic Cult Movies|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|Recycled Vacuum Lamps|