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Self-Following Shopping Bots

ShopPal the Shopping Companion is Debuting at CES 2019

— January 4, 2019 — Tech
Those who attend this year's Consumer Electronics Show can expect to see countless robotic innovations, including ShopPal, a shopping companion that automatically follows users.

The ShopPal boasts a form with colorful LED eyes, plus gilded ears and arms that give the robot a friendly quality. With the touch of a button, users may initiate ShopPal's auto-follow mode and when necessary, resort to using the bot's handle for manual support.

To begin using the robot, users are able to scan the QR code on top of the bot and begin making the most of features like voice control, electronically locked storage compartments and on-the-go mobile charging. The ShopPal is just one of the many robot products that coming out of CES 2019 that has the potential to add value to everything from malls and hotels to theme parks and airports.
Trend Themes
1. Robotic Shopping Companions - The development of shopping bots that can automatically follow users presents an opportunity for retailers to enhance the shopping experience and improve customer engagement.
2. Auto-follow Technology - The integration of auto-follow technology in robots like ShopPal opens up possibilities for industries such as tourism and hospitality to provide personalized assistance and convenience.
3. QR Code Activation - The use of QR codes to activate robot features offers a disruptive innovation opportunity for various industries, enabling seamless access to services and enhanced user experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Retail - The development of robotic shopping companions like ShopPal has the potential to revolutionize the retail industry by providing a unique and interactive shopping experience.
2. Tourism and Hospitality - Auto-follow technology in robots can disrupt the tourism and hospitality sectors by offering personalized assistance, navigation, and information to enhance guest experiences.
3. Technology and Services - The use of QR codes to activate robot features creates opportunities for technology and service industries to integrate seamless access to their offerings, improving customer convenience and engagement.
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