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Robot sales clerk? 'OSHbot' to debut in San Jose
Robot sales clerk? 'OSHbot' to debut in San Jose

Lowe’s Companies Inc. thinks it knows how to make your shopping experience easier: robots. This holiday season, the home improvement company is introducing two robots at a San Jose Orchard Supply Hardware store. The so-called OSHbots will help shoppers find goods and dole out “real-time” information on inventory and promotions, according to Lowe’s, which owns Orchard. Customers can bring in a spare nail, bolt or other item and scan it through the robot’s 3D sensing camera. OSHbot will then direct customers to the location where they can find more of that item. Lowe’s said the bots will eventually speak multiple languages and connect to sales staff in...

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