Retail Vending Robots – Selling Candy Bars But What Next? ChocoBot

By | March 22, 2021

Posted on sixteen-nine.net March 2021

Roaming Robots With Screens That Try To Sell More Candy Bars?

Robotics can be absolutely amazing in terms of applications – just consider the Mars rover and the companion helicopter expected to soon start test flights on the Red Planet.

Back here on Earth, there are countless great applications for robotics, but then there other ones – some cooked up by marketing and merchandising people – that are just stupid and pointless.

This is an autonomous robot-fixture thingie with a screen that roams around a Shop-Rite grocery store in Monroe, NY, maybe an hour north of NYC, trying to get people to add candy bars to their purchases.