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Japanese convenience store chain begins testing remote controlled robot staff in Tokyo

Technology

Japanese convenience store chain begins testing remote controlled robot staff in Tokyo

For years now the convenience store industry in Japan has been facing a labor crisis. In response, the chains have been looking to technology for help. Lawson is currently testing self-payment systems and Family Mart has enlisted the help of Model-T. Designed by Japanese robotics firm Telexistence, Model-T is remote controlled by a human equipped with a VR set using their “Augmented Workforce Platform.”

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