It looks almost like any other shopping cart, except sensors let it follow the shopper around the supermarket and slow down when needed so items can be placed in it. And it never crashes into anyone's heels.
"The immediate thing that jumped to my mind was all those times as a kid when my sister would accidentally hit me with a cart," said its inventor, Gregory Garcia. "It seems like the public would really want this, since everybody shops."
His cart, also known as B.O.S.S. for Battery Operated Smart Servant, was one of about 30 robots displayed last week by University of Florida students.
1. Smart Shopping Carts - Integrating sensor technology into shopping carts to improve convenience and safety.
2. Autonomous Shopping Carts - Developing self-navigating shopping carts that can follow shoppers and avoid collisions.
3. Robotics in Retail - Exploring the use of robots in retail environments to enhance the shopping experience.
1. Retail - Implementing smart shopping carts to improve customer experience and increase efficiency.
2. Technology - Developing autonomous systems and sensor technologies for various applications in different industries.
3. Consumer Goods - Adapting robotics and automation to enhance the shopping process and reduce human effort.