Vending Machine RED

 - Jun 13, 2007   Updated: Mar 25 2011
References: japanprobe
Do you know the robot named ‘Vending Machine RED’?  In short, imagine a gigantic vending machine that walks around, loved by all!  Vending Machine RED is a giant lovable creature that walks around in the streets of Japan.  The creature is becoming very popular among the ‘wotaku’ people.  You can check out the robot on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRp7jFHto2w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C93MfjMu7PI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_D5bJSMXVs

Implications - Retailers are continually looking for new ways to connect with fickle consumers, especially in the beverage market. Interactive robots embedded with vending machines present an innovative marketing tool that showcases the company's technological prowess, piques public interest and enables potential customers to spend on the spot without the need for paid spokespersons.