A robot may help you buy a hammer at Lowe’s

If you go to Lowe’s to buy a hammer or a stack of lumber this fall, you might have a robot offer to help you.
The U.S.-based chain of home improvement stores announced Tuesday that, beginning next month, 11 stores in the San Francisco Bay area will begin using autonomous service robots.
Dubbed LoweBot, the robot is designed to help customers by answering simple questions, such as where they can find light bulbs or where ithe paint section is
By handling more of the basic customer questions, Lowe’s executives hope the robot will free up employees to help customers with project-specific questions.Lowe’s
Lowe’s will introduce the LoweBot, an autonomous robot by Fellow Robots, in 11 Lowe’s stores throughout the San Francisco Bay area.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


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