'Parco' is a department store chain in Japan that is now making use of a robot assistant named 'Siriusbot' for a variety of tasks. Siriusbot was developed by 08Works and Nihon Unisys and sets itself apart as the first bot of its kind to be created expressly for commercial facilities and retail settings.
At Parco, consumers have the opportunity to be guided by Siriusbot in either English or Japanese via its built-in screen, as well as directed throughout the store space. At the end of a day, the bot also boasts the ability to take stock of inventory.
Alongside robot-run restaurants and hotels that feature autonomous concierges, the retail store environment is also being reinvented with robots that are useful for helping consumers get around, or pulling inventory from stockrooms.