Lowe's Innovation Labs Changes the Face of Retail with Autonomous OSHbots

By: Jana Pijak - Jul 21, 2015
References: lowesinnovationlabs & fastcocreate
Lowe’s Innovation Labs, Fellow Robots and Singularity University have teamed up for a new project that changes the face of retail. The collaborative launch of OSHbot -- a robotic alternative to a human customer service empolyee -- will be available at Orchard Supply Hardware, the first shop in America to to feature an Autonomous Retail Service Robot (ARSR) system.

Orchard's San Jose retail location will be home to OSHbot, a robot that aims to assist and educate store visitors in the similar way that a human employee would. This intuitive retail concept is just one of the many sophisticated projects being developed by Lowe's Innovation Labs and changes the way one shops for hardware supplies. In addition to assisting store visitors with product info, OSHbot can also communicate in different languages, making one's shopping experience more personalized and hassle-free.

In addition to appealing to tech-focused consumers, Lowe's illustrates their understanding of millennials and proves that futuristic retail innovations are no longer synonymous with industries like tech and fashion.