Supermarket tech in Japan

The system, dubbed Reji Robo, short for register robots, debuted at an outlet of Lawson in Osaka Prefecture.
Panasonic had collaborated with convenience store chain Lawson to test the concept out, which may cut labor costs speed up the checkout process for customers. The Reji Robo system is being tested at a Lawson outlet in Osaka, Japan, also where Panasonic is headquartered. Although shoppers have to manually scan items, Panasonic plans to fit an electronic tag in each item to eliminate the scanning. If Reji Robo proves itself as a fruitful investment, Panasonic plans to introduce the system in over 20 stores within the next fiscal year and nationwide by 2018.



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